Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address North of Carpenters Rocks, near PORT MACDONNELL
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Grant Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Cape Banks Lighthouse, Canunda National Park
Registered Name Cape Banks Lighthouse North of Carpenter Rocks
Significance The Cape Banks Lighthouse is important in the maritime history of South Australia and the establishment of navigation aids during the late 19th century. It represents developments in lighthouse technology and design of the time. The lantern house, re-used from the original Cape Northumberland Lighthouse, is of particular significance as one of only three Deville and Company lanterns remaining in Australia. Like one of the other lanterns (at Cape Borda) the lantern house at Cape Banks is of a distinctive fourteen-sided design. (HSA Assessment Report 1999)
Subject Index Transport (Water) - Lighthouse
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 11-NOV-1999
LGA Grant
State Heritage ID 13913
Heritage Number 16337
Section 16 b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5393/99 H420800 S526


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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