Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Gorge Road MONTACUTE
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Adelaide Hills Council
Polygon Type D - item has been digitised (generally because it doesn't exist in a DCDB parcel, eg. bridge
Details (Known As) Black Hill Lodge (former Weir Master's House Garage, Stone Channel and Dry-Stone Walling Ramp), Black Hill Conservation Park
Registered Name Black Hill Lodge - Former Weirmaster's House, Garage, Stone Channel and Dry-stone Walling Ramp
Significance Black Hill Lodge was built as part of a vital service to the capital city of the colony, namely the collection, storage and maintenance of the main water supply to Adelaide in the mid-nineteenth century. It was part of the first reticulated water supply scheme for the city which included a weir in the Torrens River Gorge and a pipe system to the Thorndon Park Reservoir. As the house for the keeper of the weir, the dwelling was an integral part of the large project which included engineering and building structures at both the Torrens Gorge and Thorndon Park Reservoir.
Subject Index Utilities - Dwelling [Utilities]; Utilities - Aqueduct
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 11-APR-1996
LGA Adelaide Hills
State Heritage ID 14767
Heritage Number 17273
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 CR 5772/822 H105600 S526


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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