Heritage Places of Adelaide

Walkley Cottage (originally Henry Watson's House), St Mark's College [modified 'Manning' House]

43-44 Pennington Terrace NORTH ADELAIDE

State Heritage Place

This building is a rare example of a prefabricated timber 'Manning House' which has subsequently been enclosed with a brick structure. Dating from 1839, the Manning house is the remains of one of five known to be extant in South Australia. The brickwork section is believed to date from 1840 and the complete structure reflects early building technologies in the Colony and the determination of settlers to improve the quality of accommodation available. The cottage was built for Henry Watson, a relative and business partner of John Barton Hack, a prominent South Australian colonist (HSA, 2/2000).

Listing Information

  • Date of Listing: 24 July 1980

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