Cottage | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 50 Federation Street, South Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
50 Federation StreetSouth GraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This small cottage with board and batten cladding is representative of its type and tells of growth in South Grafton during the 1890s. It is one of several cottage in Federation Street which contribute to the historic fabric of the South Grafton area.
Date significance updated: 06 Jun 07
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Physical description: Small originally four roomed board and batten clad cottage. Exterior walls now clad with fibro. The front verandah has been enclosed. Hipped iron roof now extends over the front verandah. Windows replaced with aluminium. Original unpainted brick chimney intact at the rear. Picket fence to sides. No front fence and no historically significant garden.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:06 Jun 07
Modifications and dates: Re-roofed. Clad with fibro.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Nor historical information readily available.

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 small cottage tells of growth in South Grafton during the 1890s.
SHR Criteria f)
Cottages with board and batton cladding are becoming increasingly rare in the Grafton area.
SHR Criteria g)
It is representative of its type.
Integrity/Intactness: Modified but original elements, form and scale are 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 on the heritage schedule as one of group of dwellings that contribute to the historic fabric of Federation street


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
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: 1640652

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