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Address 631 Glynburn Road BEAUMONT
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Burnside Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) 'Beaumont House', Stables, Shed and Olive Grove
Registered Name "Beaumont House"
Significance Beaumont House is historically significant because of its association with individuals who have been prominent in shaping South Australia's social, political, agricultural and physical landscape. Although the house exists largely through the efforts of Bishop Short, the first Bishop of Adelaide, his occupation of the residence was brief and of limited influence to his work in the development of the church. The occupation of Samuel Davenport is of importance as most of his work originated from Beaumont House. Davenport was widely respected throughout the colony and his public life included roles as a politician, bank trustee, company director, colonial representative to international exhibitions, and president of many important colonial organisations. He was knighted in recognition of his contribution to South Australia. Recognising potential in Adelaide's climate, Davenport became an exponent of new agricultural crops such as olives, almonds, figs and vines. His agricultural experimentation at Beaumont changed the landscape, with the district becoming known for its vineyards, orchards and olive groves, from which developed a significant local olive oil industry. The trafficable flat roof of the 1849 brick cottage is notable as an unusual response to the climate of Adelaide. This experiment was an attempt to approach a new way of living with a different climate while maintaining a traditional plan type. The construction technique used is of considerable significance as it is to date the only known example in Australia. [Condensed from 'Beaumont House Conservation and Management Plan' (National Trust of SA, 1994) p86]
Subject Index Residential - Large House; Residential - Stables [Residential]; Farming and grazing - Shed; Parks, gardens and trees - Tree
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 24-JUL-1980
LGA Burnside
State Heritage ID 10752
Heritage Number 8367
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5475/292 F19035 A202


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