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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 6 Turf Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


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All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
6 Turf StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Located with the Grafton Conservation Area this is a typical quality weatherboard clad Federation cottage with bullnosed verandah to the front and side and unusual chimney pot. Architecturally it contributes to the historic fabric of Grafton but is poorly maintained and its amenity has been reduced by the construction of a vehicle repair workshop at the rear.
Date significance updated: 26 May 08
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Physical description: Located on a large block in a section of the Grafton Urban Conservation Area now zoned 4a Industrial this weatherboard clad Federation cottage with bull-nosed verandah to three sides is not being maintained. It has a galvanised iron short sheet iron roof with brick chimney topped with an unusual chimney pot. Lattice is used on the verandah for screening. Chamfered timber posts support the verandah roof. Two grouped posts near the steps with elaborate joinery decorate the entrance. Fibro under the verandah rail. Rendered front fence with metal rails.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Fair - poor
Date condition updated:26 Mar 08
Modifications and dates: c1950 divided into flats
Current use: flats
Former use: residence


Historical notes: The early history of this dwelling is not known but drainage plans dated 7/5/1936 show it was owned by Mrs E. Oxenford and tenanted by Mr Hetherington. The Oxenford's owned several properties in the immediate vicinity of their operations. Council files show that by 1953 the house had been divided into two flats and that the owner by that stage was Rex William Oxenford. By 1989 it was owned by W & B Green who applied to build a motor vehicle repair workshop on the rear of the block fronting the laneway. This noisy industry was approved on the argument that the amenity of the area was already poor.

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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
It is historically significant showing development in Grafton c1900.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
With its bullnosed verandah and unusual chimney pot it contributes to the historic fabric of the Grafton Conservation area.
SHR Criteria g)
It 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:

Located within the Grafton Conservation Area the exterior of this substantial dwelling should be conserved.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  15 Jan 88   
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: 1640882

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