Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Adelaide-Mannum Road, near PALMER
Locality PALMER
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Mid Murray Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Granite Boulders Area Geological Site
Registered Name Granite Boulders area
Significance This remarkable landscape is the result of the weathering process of granite. With the lowering of the land surface the weathered rock is removed and massive core stones remain strewn over the landscape as boulders and tors. Various features associated with exposed granites are well displayed here including tors, exfoliation of surface-hardened layers, cavernous weathering (tafoni) and the development of granulated products of disintegration of the granites (grus). The tor development here is better and more extensive than in most areas of South Australia. (Adapted from HB Assessment Report)
Subject Index Landscape area - Geological Site; Landscape area - Natural Landscape
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 04-MAR-1993
LGA Mid Murray
State Heritage ID 13197
Heritage Number 16315
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5705/899 F169859 A110


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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