Heritage Places

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Address 1-7 Fletcher Road BIRKENHEAD
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Port Adelaide Enfield Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Former Naval Drill Hall, HMAS Encounter
Registered Name Navy Drill Hall
Significance Originally the Colony's Naval Brigade was located at the Torpedo Station on the Port River and then at Largs Bay, on the triangle of land north of the railway station. The Navy Drill Hall at Birkenhead was built c1919 and is significant for its association with the early years of the Naval Reserve and for its long association with the Royal Australian Navy until its closure in the 1990s. There are a large number of Army Drill Halls scattered throughout South Australia but it would appear that this is one of the very few Naval Drill Halls in existence.
Subject Index Military - Drill Hall
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 19-AUG-1993
LGA Port Adelaide Enfield
State Heritage ID 14366
Heritage Number 1745
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5892/274 C21661 Q1, 21 & 41,CT 5892/275 C21661 Q2, 22 & 42,CT 5892/276 C21661 Q3, 23 & 43,CT 5892/277 C21661 Q4, 24 & 44,CT 5892/278 C21661 Q5, 25 & 45,CT 5892/279 C21661 Q6, 26 & 46,CT 5892/280 C21661 Q7, 27 & 47,CT 5892/281 C21661 Q8, 28 & 48,CT 5892/282 C21661 Q9, 29 & 49,CT 5892/283 C21661 Q10, 30 & 50,CT 5892/284 C21661 Q11, 31 & 51,CT 5892/285 C21661 FCP


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