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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 51 Bowtell Avenue, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
51 Bowtell AvenueGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An attractive Federation style residence, which several intact features such as its brick chimney, paired timber windows and bull-nosed iron verandah roof, which contributes to the appearance of the historic Bowtell streetscape. This landscape is characterised by dwellings located at the rear of the block with large expanses of lawn or garden to the street. Dwellings range in age from the 1900 to the inter-war period.
Date significance updated: 26 Mar 08
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Physical description: A single storey federation style residence with bull-nosed verandah to the front and side. Chamfered posts support the roof. Lattice used for privacy on southern side of the verandah. Hipped iron roof with decorative iron work along the ridge line, a feature not commonly found in Grafton. Unpainted brick chimney intact. Weatherboard cladding with a pair of double hung windows on either side of the front door. Pickets below the verandah railing. Rendered front steps flanked by piers with ashlar decoration. Large front garden.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained.
Date condition updated:15 Oct 07
Current use: Private Residence
Former use: Private Residence


Historical notes: The early history of this dwelling is not known by Sewer Plans dated 1938 show the house was owned by Grace Groves. At that time the street address was known as 39 Little Mary Street. By 1988 it was owned by G & J. Vassie and was then proposed for sale to C. Thomas & L. Wahl in 1989. It appeared to have been sold again in 1995 to J & J Kenneally and they applied for an in ground pool. Council received application for a carport addition in 2002.

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 c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This residence is one of several which contributes to the appearance of the historic Bowtell streetscape a landscape characterised by dwellings located at the rear of the block with large expanses of lawn or garden to the street. Dwelling range in age from the 1900 to the inter-war period.
SHR Criteria g)
This dwelling is representative of its type.
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:

Bowtell Avenue from Fry to Powell street is a particularly attractive streetscape with a variety of housing types all located away from Alumny creek, with large lawns extending to the roadway.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental Plan I50923 Dec 11 2011-701 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Within a conservation area on an LEPGrafton Heritage Conservation AreaC323 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: 1640811

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