Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Churchill Road KILBURN
Locality KILBURN
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Port Adelaide Enfield Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Front Fence, adjacent to Chief Mechanical Engineer's Office, Islington Railway Workshops
Registered Name Front Fence, adjacent to Chief Mechanical Engineer's Office, Islington Railway Workshops
Significance As part of the setting for the Chief Mechanical Engineer's (CME's) Office this substantial cast-iron fence contributes to the visual importance of the main administration building when viewed from the roadway. It emphasises the architectural formality of the CME's Office whilst creating a sense of separation and a degree of security appropriate to the office of the senior management of the Islington Railway Workshops. The fence defines an important section of the eastern boundary of the site, providing an impressive 'showpiece' entry point for official visitors in contrast to the more rudimentary gateway which served the ordinary workers. In its style and materials the fence complements the CME's Office, and it is likely that it was constructed around the same time, c1891. The fence is an integral element of the site and enhances the architectural and aesthetic qualities of the CME's office itself as the central administrative building on the large Islington Workshops site.
Subject Index Transport (Rail) - Railway Workshop
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 23-AUG-2013
LGA Port Adelaide Enfield; Prospect
State Heritage ID 26389
Heritage Number 26048
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 CT 6179/403 D95846 APTA 144,CT 6179/407 D95846 A(ROAD) 145-146,CT 6179/408 D95846 A(ROAD) 147-151,CT 6179/401 D95846 APTA 144,CT 6179/402 D95846 APTA 144,CT 6179/404 D95846 APTA 144,CT 6179/406 D95846 A161,CT 6221/564 D116985 A160,CT 6221/565 D116985 A161


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