Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Mary Street SALISBURY
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Salisbury Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) First and Second St John's Anglican Churches & Graveyard
Registered Name Original St John's Church and Graveyard
Significance The older (c1850) St John's Church is probably the oldest building in Salisbury, and is closely identified with the foundation and development of Salisbury and the Anglican community. It is of very simple design and construction, but nonetheless is a feature of an important precinct which contains a number of church buildings, linked by the cemetery. The second (1865) St John's Church was one of the finest buildings in Salisbury, because of its fine design and architectural detailing. It featured a very extensive collection of stained and painted glass windows, several from the early South Australian studio of Edward Brooks, and two from the William Morris studio of England. It dominated the precinct which is in the central part of the commercial district of Salisbury. The church was closely identified with the development of the town, and the development of one of the most significant religious and community groups in Salisbury. It was severely damaged by fire on 7 March 1989. (City of Salisbury Heritage Survey 1991).
Subject Index Religion - Church (Christian); Cemeteries and burial sites - Graveyard (ie Cemetery co-located with a church)
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 28-MAY-1981
LGA Salisbury
State Heritage ID 10580
Heritage Number 13623
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5590/813 F212480 A127 & 128,CT 5658/207 F211450 A664


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