Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Kaurna Country, 5 Fitzroy Terrace THORNGATE
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Prospect Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Dwelling (formerly 'Woodgate')
Registered Name Dwelling (formerly 'Woodgate')
Significance Dwelling (formerly `Woodgate') is an outstanding and early example of Inter-war Old English architecture in South Australia, displaying many of the key characteristics of the style, notably: picturesque asymmetry; vertical proportions; imitation half-timbering to multiple gable ends; red-face-brick walls; and extensive interior detailing including timber beams and mouldings to ceiling, timber door and window surrounds, multi-pane windows and bespoke fireplaces. The Dwelling also influenced the wider adoption of the Inter-war Old English style in South Australia during the 1920s and 1930s. Dwelling (formerly `Woodgate') has a special association with FW Dancker and Son, a prominent architectural firm that operated in South Australia from 1880 to 1944 and was known for the quality of its residential designs. The Dwelling's interior layout and use of materials closely follows the design tenets proposed by Frederick Dancker in his 1904 Modern Dwellings publication. However, the design of `Woodgate' also established a new direction for the firm as Frederick's son, Eric Dancker transitioned from student to partner in his father's company.
Subject Index Residential - House
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 08-DEC-2022
LGA Prospect
State Heritage ID 26541
Heritage Number 28126
Section 16 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 5781/436 F109086 A20


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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