Heritage Places

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Address 2 Haines Road TEA TREE GULLY
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Tea Tree Gully Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Former Highercombe (subsequently Tea Tree Gully) Council Chambers
Registered Name Former Highercombe (subsequently Tea Tree Gully) Council Chambers
Significance The building is significant as the Colony's first District Council Chamber and is a significant representative of its type. The District Council of Highercombe commissioned the building on 28 May 1855 from architect William Weir for a site in what was then the township of Steventon (now Tea Tree Gully). The first Council meeting was held in the completed building on 26 November 1855. (Tea Tree Gully Heritage Survey 1997)
Subject Index Government - Council Chambers
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 16-MAR-2000
LGA Tea Tree Gully
State Heritage ID 10703
Heritage Number 3372
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
g - it has a special association with the life or work of a person or organisation or an event of historical importance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5754/372 H106100 S989


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