Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Pennington Garden West NORTH ADELAIDE
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan ADELAIDE Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Statue of Hercules
Registered Name Statue of Hercules, Pennington Garden West
Significance The Statue of Hercules was Adelaide's second piece of public art. A copy of a classical masterpiece, the statue was presented to the City of Adelaide by a wealthy individual, W A Horn, who hoped to ornament the city with what was considered appropriate public art. William Horn was a notable nineteenth-century figure, and was involved with securing the Moonta-Wallaroo Mines for W W Hughes, organising and funding the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia, and also served as MP for Flinders between 1887 and 1893. He was said to be 'one of the most generous public men' in South Australian history.
Subject Index Monuments and memorials - Monuments
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 11-JUN-1998
LGA Adelaide
State Heritage ID 16179
Heritage Number 1701
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 6102/703 D81642 A100


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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