Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Hackney Road HACKNEY
Locality HACKNEY
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Norwood Payneham and St Peters Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Old School House, St Peter's College
Registered Name Old School House
Significance St Peter's College is the oldest of the State's major private schools created in the tradition of the English public schools. It opened 15 July 1847. The Old School House was the first building begun (but the second completed) for the College after it moved to Hackney from its initial location in the Schoolroom at Holy Trinity Church, North Terrace, Adelaide. It served as quarters for teaching staff, boarders and domestic staff. It was designed by Henry Stuckey but was completed under the supervision of Edmund Wright following Stuckey's death in 1851. Along with the nearby Big School Room of 1850 it is believed to be the oldest private school building in the State. (HSA: Partially based on St Peters Heritage Survey 1984-85)
Subject Index Education - Secondary School; Education - Primary School
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 24-JUL-1980
LGA Norwood, Payneham and St Peters
State Heritage ID 10540
Heritage Number 5607
Section 16
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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