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Address 211-221 Old South Road OLD REYNELLA
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Onkaparinga Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Former Reynella Changing Station Dwelling & Stables
Registered Name Former Changing Station
Significance Horse-drawn public transport was an important feature of South Australian society from the early years of the colony until around the time of the First World War. The major forms were trams, buses, cabs and coaches. Individuals who could afford to owned their own vehicles, of which there were a great variety available. The principal buildings required for the public transport industry were stables, vehicle barns and, for the long distance coaches, changing stations where the horses were changed to be rested. The changing stations were often located at hotels. The former changing station at Reynella is noteworthy as the only purpose-built changing station that is a State Heritage Place (as at August 2006) and for not being located at a hotel. The stable portion of the stables/ostlers' rooms building is also significant as being possibly the oldest building (1850s) left in the town. (The ostlers' rooms on the northern end appear to be a later extension of the stable, having red brick quoins in contrast to the random stonework with simple timber lintels of the stable section.) The separate dwelling/office which provided accommodation for the ostler also survives and still retains its ticket window. If the place were to be assessed against the current Heritage Act criteria it would satisfy criteria a and b.
Subject Index Transport (Road) - Coach House/Station; Transport (Road) - Stables [Transport (Road)]; Residential - House
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 19-AUG-1993
LGA Onkaparinga
State Heritage ID 12579
Heritage Number 5262
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5809/428 D54064 Q13


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