Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Renmark Avenue RENMARK
Locality RENMARK
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Renmark Paringa Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Olivewood Site, including dwelling ('Olivewood'), Chaffey packing shed, palm trees lining driveway, olive grove and garden
Registered Name House -"Olivewood"
Significance Olivewood, the property and house, is significant because of its intimate association with Charles Chaffey and family (from c1889 to c1906). The Chaffey Brothers Limited managed the Renmark Irrigation Company in its early years. The house is one of the earliest surviving buildings in Renmark. It is architecturally significant because of the unusual construction method employed. The method of construction is possibly a direct transfer of a way of building, known as 'piece sur piece', prevalent in specific areas of Canada and the Northern United States of America that were influenced by French settlers. The interior of the building is of limited significance as a result of the many unsympathetic changes made to the fabric. (Adapted from Conservation Plan)
Subject Index Residential - House; Farming and grazing - Orchard; Parks, gardens and trees - Tree; Farming and grazing - Shed; Parks, gardens and trees - Garden
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 24-JUL-1980
LGA Renmark Paringa
State Heritage ID 10281
Heritage Number 16374
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 6205/593 D117953 A(ROAD) 124,CT 6205/592 D117953 A123


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