Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 129 Onkaparinga Valley Road BALHANNAH
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Adelaide Hills Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Dwelling ('Merridong' formerly 'Briardene'), including former Balhannah Cheese and Butter Factory, Cottages and Milk Depot
Registered Name 'Merridong' including Dwelling (formerly 'Briardene'), former Balhannah Cheese and Butter Factory and Cottages
Significance This complex comprises a former factory which has significant associations with the development of the dairy industry in the late 19th and early 20th century, workers accommodation which is associated with the successful industry, and the associated house which is an outstandingly designed and constructed example of Federation styling. (Onkaparinga Valley Heritage Survey 2000).
Subject Index Manufacturing and processing - Butter/Cheese Factory; Residential - House; Farming and grazing - Dairy
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 08-NOV-2001
LGA Adelaide Hills
State Heritage ID 12853
Heritage Number 15250
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
e - it demonstrates a high degree of creative, aesthetic or technical accomplishment or is an outstanding representative of particular construction techniques or design characteristics
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 5461/312 F156913 A78


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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