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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 71 Turf Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
71 Turf StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This weatherboard clad cottage is a good representative example of the Federation style complete with stuccoed gable, original joinery and filigree iron work to the front and side verandahs. It contributes to the historic fabric of Turf Street, demonstrating the growth in Grafton at the turn of the century. It is well maintained.
Date significance updated: 17 May 08
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Physical description: A good representative example of a weatherboard Federation cottage with front projecting gable and bull-nosed verandah to the front and side. Hipped iron roof with stucco work underneath the front gable and batten decoration. Metal finial at apex of the gable. A pair of narrow windows are located on the front gable and are covered by a sunhood. Filigree iron work is a feature of the front and side verandah with decoration on both the verandah board and under the verandah rail. Unpainted brick chimney at the rear.

Metal fence to front. Mature street trees.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:01 Aug 07
Modifications and dates: Additions to the rear.
Current use: Residence
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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This cottage demonstrates development in Grafton at the turn of the century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This cottage contributes to the historic fabric of Turf Street.
SHR Criteria g)
This cottage is a good representative example of a Federation cottage complete with stuccoed gable and filigree iron work to the front and side verandahs.
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
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: 1640685

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