Heritage Places

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Address Churchill Road KILBURN
Locality KILBURN
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Port Adelaide Enfield Council; Prospect Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Old Bulk Store (formerly Carriage and Wagon Shop extension), Islington Railway Workshops
Registered Name Old Bulk Store (formerly Carriage and Wagon Shop extension), Islington Railway Workshops
Significance The structure known as the Old Bulk Store is a remnant of a much larger building, constructed in stages between 1883 and 1899 as the Carriage and Wagon Shop at the Islington Railway Workshops. The section now known as the Old Bulk Store was completed in 1892. It is one of only two surviving remnants of the much larger Carriage and Wagon Shop, used for the construction of rolling stock. The Old Bulk Store is significant for a number of reasons. As part of the building where rolling stock was constructed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it has close associations with the operation and development of the railways at that time, and with the State's first effort to modernise and improve railway carriage and wagon maintenance. The Old Bulk Store is an outstanding representative of a railway Goods Shed, being one of the largest and most elaborately detailed examples built in South Australia during the nineteenth century. Despite large sections of the building being demolished in the 1920s, three elevations demonstrate a high degree of formal aesthetic architectural accomplishment, with the detailing retaining a high degree of integrity. The Old Bulk Store illustrates Thow's ambition to improve the construction and maintenance of rolling stock by streamlining and modernising manufacturing proccesses. This association enabled the rail-led boom in the nineteenth century and enabled Islington to become a significant industrial site in South Australia in the twentieth century.
Subject Index Transport (Rail) - Railway Workshop
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 21-FEB-2018
LGA Port Adelaide Enfield; Prospect
State Heritage ID 26426
Heritage Number 27699
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
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 CT 6221/564 D116985 A160,CT 6221/565 D116985 A161


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