Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Little Gorge Beach, Main South Road NORMANVILLE
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Yankalilla Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Dickson Beach House, Little Gorge Beach
Registered Name Dickson Beach House, Little Gorge Beach
Significance The Dickson Beach House is a significant surviving representative of the work of notable South Australian architect Robert Dickson. Alongside his own house at Rostrevor, the building's relatively unaltered state provides special insights into the life and design philosophy of Dickson. It is also a notable early example of a perma-pine pole-framed beach hut and demonstrates significant modern design characteristics with its functional minimalist plan, innovative use of multi-function shutters, and the way in which the windows and internal design create a specific relationship with external views.
Subject Index Residential - Shack
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 15-JUN-2012
LGA Yankalilla
State Heritage ID 26195
Heritage Number 26026
Section 16 e - it demonstrates a high degree of creative, aesthetic or technical accomplishment or is an outstanding representative of particular construction techniques or design characteristics
g - it has a special association with the life or work of a person or organisation or an event of historical importance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 0000/0000


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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