Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 92 South Road TORRENSVILLE
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan West Torrens Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Australian Society of Magicians' Offices (former World War Two Civil Defence Sub-Control Station)
Registered Name Former Sub-Control Station
Significance The former Sub-Control Station stands as an indication of the perception of the threat from enemy attack during World War Two, namely the fear of aerial bombing, even as far south as Adelaide. It was one of several such stations built throughout the suburbs and a similar structure survives in Oxford Terrace, Unley. This is one of few such secondary defence structures remaining in the State in good condition. (Based on Thebarton Heritage Survey 1991)
Subject Index Military - Air Raid Shelter
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 04-MAR-1993
LGA West Torrens
State Heritage ID 14477
Heritage Number 9066
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5436/231 F26399 A19


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.

GIS files

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