Heritage Places

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Address 18 Main South Road NORMANVILLE
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Yankalilla Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Normanville Wesleyan Cemetery (designated place of archaeological significance)
Registered Name Normanville Wesleyan Cemetery (designated place of archaeological significance)
Significance STATEMENT OF HERITAGE SIGNIFICANCE The Normanville Wesleyan Cemetery is an important representative of the religious burial practices of the second half of the 19th century. In particular, this cemetery demonstrates the burial practices of the Wesleyan Methodist denomination. Such cemeteries have become increasingly scarce In South Australia, through the destruction of gravesites with an increased demand for burial plots as the State's population has grown. Thus, this Cemetery is a rare surviving example of a 19th-century chapel-yard burial ground that has remained untouched by 20th-century development. The Cemetery provides examples of the work of monumental masons George Sara, E H Herring and W Hawken. While a similar association could be claimed for other cemeteries in South Australia, the exemplary quality of those headstones that remain at Normanville Wesleyan Cemetery warrants it being regarded as important to South Australia through the outstanding aesthetic, creative and technical accomplishments of these monuments. STATEMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESIGNATION The Normanville Wesleyan Cemetery was used for burials for a relatively short period of time, between 1856 and 1893, and is designated a place of archaeological significance as it has the potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of burial/funereal practices in South Australia in the mid to late 19th century.
Subject Index Cemeteries and burial sites - Cemetery; Religion - Chapel
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 22-APR-2015
LGA Yankalilla
State Heritage ID 26433
Heritage Number 27081
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
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 5676/974 F165191 A472


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