Heritage Places

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Address Manoora Road MINTARO
Locality MINTARO
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) "Martindale Hall", Martindale Hall Conservation Park [includes Mortlock Weapons Collection, Billiards & Sporting, Pictorial & Heraldic Collections - Objects of heritage significance]
Registered Name "Martindale Hall"
Significance Martindale Hall, a property including a mansion and its interiors, coach house, stables, and associated structures, is closely associated with the pastoral and economic development of South Australia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The main house was constructed for Edmund Bowman Jr., in 1879-1880 to a design prepared by London architect E Gregg, while the coach house was probably designed by Adelaide architect EJ Woods. The construction of the mansion and other structures was supervised by Woods and main builder Robert Huckson. Martindale Hall is an outstanding example of the grand country mansions constructed by wealthy pastoralists and represents the `baronial' lifestyle achieved by them. The property including the mansion, its interiors, and coach house retain a high degree of integrity and illustrate a way of life that no longer exists in South Australia. The classical styling, proportions and detailing of the external elevations of the mansion and coach house are of a very high quality, and the elaborate detailing of interior features such as timberwork, parquetry floor and plaster work to cornices, ceilings and gallery are finely executed. Martindale Hall remains as a testament to the successful establishment and ongoing management of the intergenerational pastoral empires created by the Bowman and Mortlock families.
Subject Index Residential - Large House; Transport (Road) - Stables [Transport (Road)]; Utilities - Pump House; Residential - Coach House [Residential]
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 24-JUL-1980
LGA Clare and Gilbert Valleys
State Heritage ID 10067
Heritage Number 14449
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5372/406 D19214 A1


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