Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 26 Market Street BURRA
Locality BURRA
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Goyder Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Dwelling (former Smelter's Home Hotel)
Registered Name Smelters Home Hotel - Former
Significance The former Smelter's Home Hotel is historically significant because of its association with the early copper mining period in Burra, its establishment (and hence name) coinciding with that of the new smelting works opposite the mine area in 1849. Located close to the mine, it is a conspicuous example of the large number of hotels constructed in the 1850s to cater for the social needs of the miners, smelters and carters of the town. It is the oldest State-listed hotel in Burra, and one of only a handful of hotels across the State to have survived from this early period. Architecturally, the former hotel is an interesting example of the 'domestic' scaled single storey hotel, featuring simple lines and basic detailing, and retaining much of its internal and external form. [Adapted from: Flightpath Architects 'Former Smelters Home Hotel, Burra, Loan/Grant Application for Proposed Conservation Work' August 1993]
Subject Index Hotels, motels & accommodation - Hotel
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 08-NOV-1984
LGA Goyder Regional Council
State Heritage ID 10419
Heritage Number 14314
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5439/598 F21411 A63


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