Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 237 North Terrace ADELAIDE
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan ADELAIDE Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Scots (originally Chalmers' Free) Church [Uniting, former Free Presbyterian Church]
Registered Name Church - Scots
Significance Scots Church was built in 1850-51 and the spire was added in 1856. Originally known as Chalmers' Free Church, it is significant for being one of the Colony's major Free Presbyterian churches and is one of the grandest of those that have survived. It is also the only survivor of the Presbyterian Churches erected in Adelaide prior to Presbyterian Union in 1865 and is the second oldest church of any denomination remaining in South Adelaide.
Subject Index Religion - Church (Christian)
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 11-SEP-1986
LGA Adelaide
State Heritage ID 13370
Heritage Number 1269
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5657/396 F181869 A217


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

In the majority of cases, the maps of State Heritage Places on this web site show the footprints of the most significant structures on a registered Place. However, sometimes they simply indicate the complete area of land comprising the Place. Work is proceeding to further refine the mapping of such places. It is also important to note that development control is not limited to the registered structures but extends to their setting and structures nearby (what is termed ‘development affecting’ a State Heritage Place). Hence it is vital that exact details of the listed place and implications for any proposed development be discussed with Heritage South Australia staff, as they cannot be deduced solely from the information on this web site. The inclusion of a place in the SA Heritage Register gives no right of public access. Permission to visit properties must be sought from the owners. The accuracy of the mapping of State Heritage Places is not guaranteed. Please contact Heritage SA ( https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/sa-heritage-register) if you believe there is an error.

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