Heritage Places

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Address Hackney Road HACKNEY
Locality HACKNEY
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Norwood Payneham and St Peters Council
Polygon Type D - item has been digitised (generally because it doesn't exist in a DCDB parcel, eg. bridge
Details (Known As) St Peter's College - Big Quad Precinct
Registered Name
Significance The Big Quad Precinct at St Peter's College, including the 'Old School House' (State Heritage Place 10540), forms the heart of an iconic school that was one of the earliest private schools to be formally established in South Australia. The school has grown and developed since 1847, and demonstrates the role of private schools in providing high-quality education for the South Australian population from the early decades of the colony. The College is significant for having made a notable and influential contribution to the course of South Australian history; providing English-style private schooling from 1847, demonstrating religious tolerance, and producing many prestigious alumni who would go on to shape the colony. It also has significant associations with its founders William Allen and Captain John Ellis. The buildings themselves, including chapel, classrooms, administrative buildings, halls and cloisters demonstrate a range of functions and periods yet have a consistency in architectural design, quality and style. The complex is an exemplar of English educational design with strong neo-gothic styling and referencing to the architecture of places such as Trinity College, Cambridge. The high integrity of the buildings, as well as their setting and relationships to each other contribute to make this one of the most exceptional examples of a school in South Australia.
Subject Index Education - Secondary School
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 07-DEC-2016
LGA Norwood, Payneham and St Peters
State Heritage ID 26457
Heritage Number 27683
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
d - it is an outstanding representative of a particular class of place of cultural significance
e - it demonstrates a high degree of creative, aesthetic or technical accomplishment or is an outstanding representative of particular construction techniques or design characteristics
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information GM 2/71 H105100


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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