Brushgrove River Street Cottages Pair | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Brushgrove River Street Cottages Pair

Item details

Name of item: Brushgrove River Street Cottages Pair
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 34 - 36 River Street, Brushgrove, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
34 - 36 River StreetBrushgroveClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This pair of houses at 34 - 36 River street are historically significant as they locate the second wharf at Brushgrove, which was a busy riverside port at the turn of the century. They are also significant as good examples of late Victorian and Federation housing.
Date significance updated: 03 Apr 06
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Physical description: A pair of well maintained weatherboard cottages with hipped iron rooves, front gables and verandah.

Number 34 has a particularly steeply pitched roof and detailed joinery under the gable. The front double hung windows are a feature of the house. Sensitive additions to the rear.

Number 36 also has a front gable with scalloped barge board and sunhood over double hung windows. The roof is less steeply pitched than no 34. It has a skillion verandah around the front and side supported by plain timber posts. Garages sensitively placed at the rear of these blocks.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Both are well maintained
Date condition updated:15 Mar 06
Modifications and dates: Both iron rooves have been replaced probably as a result of damage caused by a servere storm in 2005. At number 36 the front verandah has been replaced and is now slightly forward of the front gable.
Current use: Residences
Former use: Residences


Historical notes: Historical research warranted.

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 pair of houses at 34 -36 River street are historically significant as they locate the second wharf at Brushgrove, which was a busy riverside port at the turn of the century.
SHR Criteria g)
They are good representative examples Late Victorian and Federation housing.
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:

Further historical research warranted on these cottages and perhaps separate LEP listing.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plangroup of cottages 29 Feb 08 261329
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Maclean Heritage Study2006 Jane Gardiner  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenSandra Connelly2005Brushgrove History - Notes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1990442

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