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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling (group value)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 25 Fitzroy Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
25 Fitzroy StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This weatherboard clad cottage makes a significant contribution to the historic fabric of Fitzroy street with its bull-nosed verandah and filigree iron work. Located on Fitzroy Street is one of a group of dwellings that contribute to the entry in to the historic Grafton City.
Date significance updated: 07 Jun 08
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Physical description: Located to the front of a large block this single storey Federation style cottage has imitation brickwork visible on the front wall of the verandah. Corrugated iron hipped roof with bull-nosed verandah across the front. Cement steps flanked by rendered piers decorated with motifs. Filigree iron work below the verandah board likely to be original. Lattice use for screening on the verandah.

Modern weld mesh fence to the street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:22 May 07
Further information: Drainage plans show 1940 show a shed/stables at the rear of the property.
Current use: Private Residence
Former use: Private Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this cottage is not known but drainage diagrams dated 10/7/1935 show the owner was Mr G.C. McGowan. At that time the street address was 21 Fitzroy Street.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This cottage makes a significant contribution to the historic fabric of Fitzroy street with its bullnosed verandah and filigree iron work. It contributes to the historic entry to Grafton.
Integrity/Intactness: Largley intact
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I57123 Dec 11 2011-701 
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11   
Within a conservation area on an LEPGrafton Heritage Conservation AreaC323 Dec 11 2011-701 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  15 Jan 88   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Grafton Community Heritage Study2004 J. Gardiner  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640624

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