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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 27 Queen Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
27 Queen StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This quality rendered brick house makes a substantial contribution to Queen Street and if associated with the Strauss family is likely to be of additional significance. It, with the dwelling at 29 Queen Street, makes a significant contribution to the historic fabric of Grafton.
Date significance updated: 07 Oct 07
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Physical description: A substantial Federation style rendered brick residence with projecting bay window to the front and front steps flanked by piers with ashlar work. The gambrelled roof is complicated with a projection over the front bay window. Bull-nosed verandah to the front with detailed timber work. Ornate brick chimney intact. Beneath the house has partially been infilled with breeze block. Garden precludes a good view of the house but it sits well with the weatherboard house next door at number 29 Queen street (see image) and is visible from the yard of the Heritage listed Regional Art Gallery. Interior not viewed in this study.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:04 Jun 07
Modifications and dates: Various modifications
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: It has been suggested that this house is associated with the Strauss family. However sewer plans dated 1935 show the owner as A. E. Henry. Building applications show that in 1977 planning consent was given for additions to the dwelling and for the building of rear verandah in 1995.

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 a)
[Historical significance]
A quality rendered brick house is likely to be historically significant.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This high set brick dwelling makes a substantial contribution to Queen Street.
Integrity/Intactness: Largely 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.

Recommended management:

List with 29 Queen Street.


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

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Grafton Community Heritage Study2004 J. Gardiner  Yes

References, internet links & images


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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640642

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