Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Horrocks Highway (formerly Main North Road) PENWORTHAM
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) John Horrock's (sometime Green's) Cottage & Shed
Registered Name Green's Cottage and Shed
Significance This stone cottage was first built as a two room cottage in the early 1840s as part of the Penwortham settlement. The cottage is believed to be associated with John Horrocks and the Green family (either John Green, who travelled to South Australia with Horrocks in 1839, or James Green who arrived later). Horrocks was one of South Australia's pioneers involved in establishing the pastoral industry in the Lower North region. He founded the settlement of Penwortham. The cottage is also a significant example of a vernacular building reflecting early building techniques and the use of local building materials (HSA, 2/2000).
Subject Index Residential - Cottage
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 09-FEB-1995
LGA Clare and Gilbert Valleys
State Heritage ID 13057
Heritage Number 14467
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
e - it demonstrates a high degree of creative, aesthetic or technical accomplishment or is an outstanding representative of particular construction techniques or design characteristics
f - it has strong cultural or spiritual associations for the community or a group within it
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 CT 5856/50 D57727 A100


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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