Heritage Places

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Address 48 Kingston Crescent KINGSTON PARK
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Holdfast Bay Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Kingston House (former Marino Homestead, former Dwelling and Marino Inn)
Registered Name "Marino" Homestead
Significance Kingston House, as it stands today, is a product of both the original prefabricated Marino Inn of c. 1840 and its extensive adaptation through to 1851. The use of prefabricated timber panels imported from England for the original structure is illustrative of the close contact maintained with England, particularly during the early days of settlement. The substantial adaptations undertaken in 1851 by noted South Australian politician and architect, George Strickland Kingston, clearly demonstrate his new-found wealth, generated by the boom within the state created by the discovery of copper at Burra. The house is primarily significant for its association as the occasional residence of Kingston and his son Charles Cameron Kingston, also a notable politician and a long-serving Premier. However, there is no confirmed evidence for Kingston as the architect for this house. (Adapted from Kingston House 'Marino' Conservation Plan, 2001)
Subject Index Residential - Large House; Hotels, motels & accommodation - Hotel; Recreation and entertainment - Museum
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 24-JUL-1980
LGA Holdfast Bay
State Heritage ID 10617
Heritage Number 4386
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5757/455 H105500 S1541


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