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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Flat
Primary address: 117-119 Victoria Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
117-119 Victoria StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This neat Federation cottage, now converted to two flats, is representative of domestic housing and demonstrates the growth of Grafton at this time. It is likely to be a pair with 121 Victoria Street and makes a significant contribution to the historic fabric of the Grafton Urban Conservation Area, in general, and Victoria Street in particular.
Date significance updated: 26 Jun 07
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Physical description: This dwelling and the cottage next door are possibly a pair. Their form and detailing is almost identical. Both have a steeply pitched hipped iron roof with gablet ventilation and a projecting gable to the front. Under the gable are two long narrow windows, typical of those designed by Schaeffer. Often windows of this type were surrounded by elaborate timber work. The front verandah is now enclosed with fibros cement and it is likely the side verandah also enclosed is a latter addition. The verandah roof is a skillion. Skillion additions to the rear. Brick chimney still intact. Interior not viewed in this study.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:05 Jun 07
Modifications and dates: Enclosure of the front verandah and possible addition of a side verandah.
Current use: Flats
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No readily available history.

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]
This Federation cottage is representative of domestic housing in Grafton and demonstrates the growth of Grafton at this time.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This cottage is one of numerous commercial, eccesiastical and domestic buildings that make up the historic fabric of Victoria Street. It contributes to the Grafton Urban Conservation Area and is possibly a pair with number 121.
SHR Criteria g)
It is representative of its type.
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:

Conserve the exterior only.


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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640650

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