Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address John Fisher Avenue GUMERACHA
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Adelaide Hills Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Ring of Oaks associated with Salem Baptist Church
Registered Name Natural Feature - Ring of Oaks
Significance This circle of oak trees was planted around a natural spring and pool which was developed as a baptismal font associated with the Salem Baptist Church. The date of planting is unclear, although the trees are likely to post-date the construction of the nearby Salem Baptist Church (registered place 14702) in 1846. The Salem Baptist Church was one of the first Baptist Churches built in South Australia and is currently the oldest Baptist Church in the State, continuously used for such a purpose (154 years). It is also one of the earliest buildings constructed in the Gumeracha area. (HSA, 1/2000)
Subject Index Parks, gardens and trees - Tree
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 23-APR-1992
LGA Adelaide Hills
State Heritage ID 12747
Heritage Number 15249
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5095/872 D35440 A18


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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