Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 175-177 Military Road TENNYSON
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Charles Sturt Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Dwelling (former Estcourt House)
Registered Name Hospital - ' Ru Rua Nursing Home' - Former Estcourt House
Significance Estcourt House is significant as the home of Frederick Estcourt Bucknall, who played an important part in South Australian history. Bucknall invested in land, brewing, and hotels. He was involved in the development of the Henley Beach and Grange townships and the construction of their jetties. He also planned to develop the upper reaches of the Port River as a harbour by cutting an access canal through the sandhills alongside Estcourt House to the sea. He was instrumental in establishing what is now the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron. He was a Parliamentarian 1881-1884 and Mayor of Hindmarsh Corporation 1881-1883.
Subject Index Residential - Large House; Health - Nursing Home
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 27-SEP-1990
LGA Charles Sturt
State Heritage ID 11971
Heritage Number 9157
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5972/314 D71428 A501


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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