Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Black Diamond Square PORT ADELAIDE
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Port Adelaide Enfield Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Former South Neptune Island (originally Port Adelaide) Lighthouse
Registered Name Lighthouse
Significance This wrought iron latticework lighthouse was originally erected at the entrance to the Port River in 1869. In 1901 it was moved to South Neptune Island (see registered place 14421) and was returned to Port Adelaide in 1986. It is significant as South Australia's oldest extant wrought iron lighthouse and one of the oldest lighthouses remaining in the State. It is particularly significant as an example of engineering technology which enabled prefabricated lighthouse structures to be erected offshore (eg Cape Jaffa - registered place 10241) and in this case, for the lighthouse to be moved from its original location and re-used on one of the State's more remote islands (HSA, 2/2000).
Subject Index Transport (Water) - Lighthouse
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 24-JUL-1980
LGA Port Adelaide Enfield
State Heritage ID 10313
Heritage Number 2962
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 6209/571 D118571 A201,CT 6209/572 D118571 Q206 & 207


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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