Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

Map Show Map
Address Cemetery Avenue NAILSWORTH
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Prospect Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) North Road Church of England Cemetery, including the Chapel
Registered Name Main North Rd Church of England Cemetery
Significance Established in 1853 and originally intended simply as the parish burial ground of Christ Church, North Adelaide, the North Road Cemetery eventually became the main Anglican burial ground to serve Adelaide. Like West Terrace Cemetery, it is of exceptional State significance. The cemetery has some of South Australia's principal pioneers, explorers and leaders buried within its bounds. Charles Hawker, Daisy Bates, the Mortlock family, the Bagot family, William Charles Belt and William Bakewell the lawyers, Sir Ross and Keith Smith, John Chambers, William Milne, Harry Butler and Jimmy Melrose are just a few of those whose remains lie there. In its history and development it reflects the difficulties of the Anglican Church in adapting to a society in which there was to be no established church. It contains many fine monuments, some of them unique, and many representative of the range of more elaborate and expensive monuments available in South Australia in the second half of the nineteenth century and early decades of the twentieth century. The monuments contain much documentary evidence, some of it not recorded elsewhere, of considerable importance to the history of the State. The cemetery also contains a fine, and in South Australia a rare, example of an Anglican cemetery chapel.
Subject Index Cemeteries and burial sites - Cemetery; Religion - Chapel
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 04-MAR-1993
LGA Prospect
State Heritage ID 14138
Heritage Number 3191
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5504/602 F7111 A2,CT 5733/718 F217777 A21-34


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.

GIS files

To access downloadable GIS files, go to Data.SA.