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Item details

Name of item: Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 175 Villiers Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
175 Villiers StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This Federation style weatherboard clad cottage is historically significant showing development in this section of Villiers street c1900. It is typical of its type and likely to be associated with a working family. It's exterior should be conserved along with other cottages at 179 and 181 Villiers Street.
Date significance updated: 29 Jun 08
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Physical description: This originally small 4 roomed weatherboard clad Federation cottage has a typically steeply pitched short sheet iron roof with a bullnose over the front and side verandahs. At some stage the bullnosed verandah has been replaced and extended. Part of the verandah is now enclosed. Timber posts support the bullnosed roof and appear chamfered. The cottage is characterised by a central doorway with windows on either side. No historically significant fence or garden. Located near to other small weatherboard clad cottages at 179 & 181.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:29 Jun 08
Modifications and dates: Reroofing of the front verandah and enclosure of part of this area.
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 a)
[Historical significance]
This Federation weatherboard clad cottage is historically significant showing development in this section of Villiers street c1900.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
It contributes to the historic fabric of Grafton with a group of cottages at 179 and 181 Villiers Street.
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:

Conserve the exterior as one of a group of cottages at 179 and 181 Villiers 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   
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: 1641014

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