Dwelling | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 149 Bacon Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
149 Bacon StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This Federation styled weatherboard cottage aligned close to the footpath, is significant as one of a group of small historic cottages in this section of Bacon Street. These small weatherboard cottages, which demonstrate that timber was the dominant building material in Grafton until the 1950s, are becoming increasingly rare in Grafton.
Date significance updated: 12 Aug 15
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Physical description: Located on a small block this weatherboard clad cottage has a projecting gable to the front and corrugated iron hipped roof which extends over the front verandah. Two four paned windows under the front gable. Casement windows on the verandah suggest perhaps a later age for the cottage. Verandah supported by timber posts with pickets under the verandah rail. Aligned close to the footpath with no side access. No fence or historically significant garden. Interior not viewed.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:05 Jan 80
Modifications and dates: Restored
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No history 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]
The cottage demonstrates historical development in Grafton at the turn of the 20th century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This federation styled weatherboard cottage aligned close to the footpath, is significant because it is one of a group of small historic cottages in this section of Bacon Street. These small cottages are becoming increasingly rare in Grafton and several have recently been demolished in this section of Bacon Street.
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:

This cottage should be conserved as part of group which includes the Oddfellows Hall and adjacent cottages.Listed on CVLEP 2011


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011I49323 Dec 11 2011-701 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Within a conservation area on an LEPClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011C323 Dec 11 2011-701 
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: 1640743

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