Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 31 Arthur Street PENOLA
Locality PENOLA
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Wattle Range Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Registered Name Religious Building - St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Significance St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, constructed in 1870, was designed by William T. Gore. George Pannell was the superintending architect, as was the case with 'Struan' homestead. The building, constructed of random coursed stonework, was designed to permit extensions such as the tower and portico added in 1906. The dominant architectural style is Victorian Romanesque. There is also a large window with a pointed arch and stone tracery under the main gable. The church demonstrates the strength of Presbyterianism in the South East. In a vote on church union in 1974 Penola decided to remain Presbyterian so that in 1977 the congregation became one of the South East parishes to remain with the Presbyterian Church in South Australia. The church is a very striking example of a well proportioned eclectic building. Significant decorative detail on the red and cream polychrome stonework on the tower and highlighting the entry and window surrounds, which gives the facade an exuberant quality. The window treatment is also unusual.
Subject Index Religion - Church (Christian)
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 29-JUN-1989
LGA Wattle Range
State Heritage ID 10574
Heritage Number 16509
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5832/715 F211903 A307


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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