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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 48 Bent Street, South Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


Located on the corner of Bent and Through streets
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
48 Bent StreetSouth GraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This weatherboard clad Federation residence, contributes to the historic Bent Street landscape. It includes much original joinery including scalloped timberwork under the gable and dentilation and is likely to be associated with a professional or businessman. Located on the busy Through and Bent Street intersection it has the ability to led visitors to the historic South Grafton Shopping precinct.
Date significance updated: 03 Jun 08
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Physical description: Now located on a busy intersection on the corner of Bent and Through street is this substantial weatherboard residence with Federation elements including bull-nosed front verandah and decorative gable. Original joinery to windows and doors. Dentilation under the gable and sunshade over the window covered with diamond patterned fibros cement. Fine timber supports to sunshade. Paired double hung windows with timber mouldings. Unpainted brick chimney intact. Hipped and gabled iron roof. Mature garden with cyprus pines, although Council files show the dwelling in 1979 with no significant plantings. Picket fence with original wrought iron gate.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:29 Aug 07
Further information: Maintenance work required. Jahn (1982,315 ) considers this building contributes to the townscape.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: While the early history of this property is not known sewer plans dated 24/5/1939 show it owned by Mr George Lane.

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 residence shows continuing development in South Grafton c1900.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This qualtiy Federation residence, contributes to the historic Bent Street landscape.
SHR Criteria g)
It is representative of its type.
Integrity/Intactness: Intact but requiring maintenance
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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640700

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