Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 8 Swamp Road URAIDLA
Locality URAIDLA
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Adelaide Hills Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Dwelling ('Brooks Cottage') & Slab Hut
Registered Name Dwelling - "Brooks Cottage" and Slab Hut
Significance This slab hut and two roomed house are representative of the early settler's homes in the valleys behind the Mount Lofty Ranges in the 1840s-1850s and the intensive agricultural activities and lifestyles that developed there. The buildings represent a number of early building techniques and are part of a progression of farm buildings associated with the family of James Brooks, an early settler in the district (HSA, 1/2000).
Subject Index Residential - House; Residential - Hut
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 01-SEP-1983
LGA Adelaide Hills
State Heritage ID 10887
Heritage Number 15171
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 6036/412 D80752 A41


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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