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Addresses

At  Merton Road, Woolloongabba, Queensland 4102

Type of place

Retaining wall

Period

Victorian 1860-1890

This is an image of the local heritage place known as Retaining wall east (between Hawthorne & Peterson St)

Retaining wall east (between Hawthorne & Peterson St)

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Addresses

At  Merton Road, Woolloongabba, Queensland 4102

Type of place

Retaining wall

Period

Victorian 1860-1890

This porphyry stone retaining wall was constructed between 1867 and 1873 for a land developer as part of street layout of a housing estate. After the closure of the Moreton Bay penal colony in 1842, Brisbane porphyry stone was dug from three quarries at Fortitude Valley, Herston and Spring Hill. The stone was laid to build a retaining wall to stabilise the embankment that was created by the formation of Merton Road and its arterial links of Hawthorne and Peterson Streets. The wall borders land that was subdivided into four urban blocks in 1865. The streets and blocks were created for either Peterson’s “Fleurs Estate” of the 1870s or for the 1876 “Claredon Estate”. It is possibly the earliest privately-built retaining wall located on Brisbane’s south-side.

Geolocation

-27.487989 153.030412

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Walls: Stone

Criterion for listing

(E) Aesthetic

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Geolocation

-27.487989 153.030412

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Walls: Stone

Criterion for listing

(E) Aesthetic

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Statement of significance

Relevant assessment criteria

This is a place of local heritage significance and meets one or more of the local heritage criteria under the Heritage planning scheme policy of the Brisbane City Plan 2014. It is significant because:



Information prepared by — Brisbane City Council (page revised September 2019)

Victorian 1860-1890
Retaining wall
At  Merton Road, Woolloongabba, Queensland 4102
At  Merton Road, Woolloongabba, Queensland 4102
Aesthetic