House at 222 Brougham Place, North Adelaide

House at 222 Brougham Place, North Adelaide

This house was built in 1872-73 for John Bastin, and forms an important part of the group of residences in Stanley Street and Brougham Place which demonstrates the development of housing in North Adelaide, and the increasing prestige of this particular locality. The scale, age and detailing of these residences provide a suitable setting for the nearby Uniting church and tower.

John Bastin played only a minor role in colonial history as a commercial traveller who lived in South Australia briefly from 1865 to 1878.

The house is typically double- fronted and constructed of line- pointed bluestone. The elaborate bull-nosed veranda and the distinctive cast-iron topped masonry front wall appear to be of a later date. Its appearance is marred by a garage and veranda enclosure, but the house still stands as an effective centrepiece of this prominent and largely original group of residences. This group is unusual as each house is built into the side of the Torrens Valley embankment, the two storey form being clearly visible only from the rear.


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This house is historically significant as an example of the style of residential living that became popular in North Adelaide.

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Building materials
Stone, Bluestone
Architectural styles
2 Victorian Period (c. 1840–c. 1890), 2.6 Filigree
1872 - 1873
Architecture and design features
cast iron, balustrade, frieze, spandrel, column
Engineering features
Lower North Adelaide
Council Ward
Alternative Addresses
Town Acre
Planning Zone or Policy Area
Original owners
John Bastin
Original occupant
Later occupant/s
Purposes and use
Dwelling, House
AS2482 classification
16010 - House
Public Access
Private residence
State Heritage ID
ACC Reference No.
DPTI Heritage No.
Certificate of Title No.
CT 5951/424 D14584 A1
NTSA file exists
Heritage Status
State Heritage listed
State heritage listing
State Heritage listed
Date of State heritage listing
Local heritage listing
Date of Local heritage listing
NTSA listing
NTSA registered
Date of NTSA listing
Section 23 (4) crtiteria
Risk status
Historic Themes
3.1 Economic Cycles
3.1.5 Farming Boom
4.4 Residential Development, Building Types and Living Conditions
4.4.1 Subdivision and Residential Development
Australian Curriculum references
Year 5: The Australian Colonies


  • ACA, Assessments, Smith Survey 1880; Morgan, E.J.R., & Gilbert, S.H., Early Adelaide architecture 1836 to 1886, 1969, p. 114; Statton, J. (ed.), Biographical index of South Australians, 1856-1885, Vol. 1, 1986, p. 92, Vol. 3, 1906, p. 1101; South Australian Directories, 1882-1915.

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