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Item details

Name of item: Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 23 Queen Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
23 Queen StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A well presented weatherboard clad Federation style dwelling located on a prominent corner opposite the historic Runnymede Hospital. It tells of residential development in this part of Grafton c1900 and contributes to the historic fabric of the Grafton Conservation Area. It is a good representative example of its type and has retained original elements.
Date significance updated: 26 May 08
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Physical description: Located on the corner of Fitzroy and Queen Streets opposite the historic Runnymede Hospital this dwelling contributes to the historic fabric of the Grafton Conservation Area. It is a good representative example of its type with hipped and gabled iron roof and bull-nosed verandah to the front and side. Filigree iron work decorates the verandah and windows on the front projecting gable are long and narrow. The brick chimney is still intact. A metal sunshade protects the front window. Lattice is used effectively for both privacy and shade. Joinery to windows and doors appears original. Rendered brick piers with ashlar decoration are located on either side of the front stairway. No front fence. Garden consists mainly of shrubs.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:03 May 08
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No history researched.

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]
This Federation dwelling is historically significant showing growth in Grafton c1900.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This dwelling which has retained many original elements and is located within the Grafton Conservation Area, contributes to the historic fabric of Grafton.
SHR Criteria g)
A good representative of example of a Federation dwelling.
Integrity/Intactness: 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:

Conserve exterior as part of the Fitzroy street landscape. Encourage adaptive reuse of this residential dwelling.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
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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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640901

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