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Item details

Name of item: Cottages
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 259, 261 Prince Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundaries.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
259, 261 Prince StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This pair of small originally four roomed Federation style weatherboard cottages shows the variety of housing being built in Grafton at the turn of the century. The cottages are representative of their type and make a significant contribution to the Prince street landscape. They are likely to contribute to the social history of the town.
Date significance updated: 05 Jun 08
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Physical description: A pair of small weatherboard cottages with steeply pitched iron rooves on narrow blocks.
259 Prince Street: Originally a small four roomed cottage with central door and window to each side. Corrugated iron roof with bull-nosed verandah supported by plain posts with lattice for privacy on either side. Skillion addition to the rear. Picket fence. No garage at the front. Renovated 2006
261 Small four roomed weatherboard cottage with corrugated iron roof with skillion over the front verandah. Central front door with casement style windows on either side. Part of brick chimney remaining. Interior now contains 3 bedrooms, and open plan living area. No garage at the front. Post and rail fence. Restored.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
well maintained
Date condition updated:05 Jan 80
Modifications and dates: Both cottages have been renovated. 259 was renovated in 2006.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The early history of these buildings is not known.

259 Prince Street. Sewer plans dated 1938 shown Mr G.R. Palmer as the owner. In 2005 council consented to alterations to the dwelling and the addition of a carport.

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]
These small cottages show the variety of housing being built in Grafton at the turn of the century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This pair of small weatherboard cottages makes a significant contribution to Prince Street.
SHR Criteria f)
These small cottages are becoming increasingly rare in Grafton.
SHR Criteria g)
They are representative of their type.
Integrity/Intactness: Restored but 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 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Grafton Community Heritage Study2004 J. Gardiner  Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640736

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