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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 30 Mary Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
30 Mary StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This single storey weatherboard building is historically significant showing the growth of Grafton during the late 19th century. It has several Federation features including a projecting gable to the front with bay window and ashlar decoration beneath the sills. It makes a significant contribution, in terms of its form and scale, to this section of Mary Street.
Date significance updated: 12 Nov 07
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Physical description: Substantial single storey weatherboard clad dwelling with Federation features. Steeply pitched iron roof with a dominant projecting gable to the front. Skillion over the front and side verandah. Beneath the gable is a bay window with ashlar decoration below the sills. A second gable projects on the southern side. Gable decoration includes feather work and the roof has gablets for ventilation. Addition to the rear. Garage and driveway to the rear.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:12 Nov 07
Modifications and dates: Enclosure of the front verandah and replacement of windows with aluminium.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No historical research undertaken.

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 along with dwellings at 22, 24 & 26 makes a significant contribution to the historic fabric of Mary Street.
Integrity/Intactness: Largely intact although verandah's have been enclosed.
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:

List as part of the Mary Streetscape from 1 - 41 Mary street.


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   
Within a conservation area on an LEP  15 Jan 88   
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: 1640848

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