Heritage Places

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Address Freeman Lookout Road PORT ELLIOT
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Alexandrina Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Port Elliot Breakwater & Quarry
Registered Name Mining Site - Breakwater and Quarry
Significance The Port Elliot breakwater and quarry are significant as relics of the extensive public works undertaken by the South Australian Government to establish Port Elliot as the sea port for the River Murray trade. The breakwater was originally designed to run from Freemans Nob to the western end of Pullen Island. Construction commenced in April 1853 and the granite blocks were quarried from Freeman's Nob. However, when work ceased in 1856 only 150m had been constructed. The incomplete breakwater and other harbour improvements provided little protection for vessels at the anchorage and in 1864 port functions transferred to Victor Harbor. (HSA 10/01)
Subject Index Transport (Water) - Breakwater; Mining and mineral processing - Quarry
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 27-SEP-1990
LGA Alexandrina
State Heritage ID 14092
Heritage Number 14988
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5875/896 D55609 Q5


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