Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 120 Old Norton Summit Road NORTON SUMMIT
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Adelaide Hills Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Dwelling ('Grove Hill'), including Coach House, Stables, 3 Hole Privy, Gatehouse, Fruit Store, Cider Cellars and Hothouses
Registered Name Dwelling - 'Grove Hill'
Significance 'Grove Hill' is significant for its assocation with what is probably the oldest surviving commercial orchard in South Australia, and certainly the oldest in continuous operation. The property, owned and managed by Charles Giles and his family from 1846, was also important in the floricultural industry in the state in the 19th century. The numerous buildings on the property, including structures such as the furnace heated hot houses and underground drainage system, reflect the ongoing development and needs of the orchard, and reveal the different functions and technological uses associated with the orchard (HSA, 1/2000).
Subject Index Farming and grazing - Farm Group; Farming and grazing - Stables [Farming]; Farming and grazing - Farm House; Farming and grazing - Orchard; Farming and grazing - Cool room
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 28-NOV-1985
LGA Adelaide Hills
State Heritage ID 12752
Heritage Number 15165
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5484/446 D46906 A502,CT 5508/597 D48774 A521


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.

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