Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Springhead Road MOUNT TORRENS
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Adelaide Hills Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Dwelling - Schubert's House
Registered Name Schuberts House
Significance Schubert's House is a substantial German-style dwelling, which has most of its original 1850s features intact, and is a rare example of a Flurkuchenhaus, or passage kitchen house, in South Australia. The house was built in 1855 by Christian Schubert, who was a prominent member of the Springhead (near Lobethal) community and a cousin of the German composer, Franz Schubert. Its design is derived from the medieval Franconian houses of Prussia in central Germany, with its main design feature being the cooking passage which is located in the centre of the ground floor of the house.
Subject Index Residential - House
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 14-DEC-1995
LGA Adelaide Hills
State Heritage ID 14755
Heritage Number 15282
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5965/617 F18531 A4


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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