Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 640 McLeans Road MOUNT SCHANK
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Grant Council
Polygon Type D - item has been digitised (generally because it doesn't exist in a DCDB parcel, eg. bridge
Details (Known As) Mount Salt Limestone Track
Registered Name Mount Salt Limestone Track
Significance The Mount Salt Limestone Track is a rare intact example of a track designed for specific animal-drawn vehicles. There are no known comparable examples in South Australia. The track connected Mount Salt Station with the area's early road network. As with many tracks once in the area, this track originally ran across the ground surface but was later cut through a limestone reef to facilitate efficient and safe travel for people and small loads. The track would have been most important from the 1870s to 1921 as part of a direct route between Mount Salt Station and Mount Schank Station, head station of an enormous pastoral operation. Featuring three linear grooves, the track was designed for use by single animal (or file of animals) drawn cart or buggy. This design is unusual in limiting vehicle types able to use it. The track's design was never updated after 1921, when the State government repurchased most of the land for closer settlement. Intact and largely undisturbed, the track expresses a type of road transport from the era of animal drawn vehicles.
Subject Index Transport (Road) - Road
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 12-AUG-2015
LGA Grant
State Heritage ID 26430
Heritage Number 27080
Section 16 b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 6152/401 F935 A57


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