House at 225 Brougham Place, North Adelaide

House at 225 Brougham Place, North Adelaide

The house is of the typical North Adelaide constructional vernacular with limestone rubble walling and slate roof. The quoins and blocked surrounds to windows and front entrance lend a robust, semi-Georgian flavour to the house which is emphasised by its totally symmetrical appearance. Apart from the replacement porch the building presents an original appearance to Brougham Place and is part of its prevailing character.

The plan form of the house, like others in the area, is set into the Torrens Valley embankment, presenting an apparently single storey frontage to Brougham Place and a two storey section at the rear. The gabled addition at the rear is shown on the Smith Survey of the city of 1880 and was probably erected in the 1870s.

In 1860 James Peek, a builder by trade, purchased the property for £40, selling it in 1863 to trustees of the Baptist mission for £500. This house was probably built by Peek. The Baptist trustees in turn leased the property to the Reverend George Stonehouse between 1863 and 1869.

Stonehouse was born in Kent in 1808, the third of a family line of Baptist ministers. He was encouraged to move to South Australia by George Fife Angas. From 1845 to about 1848 he lived at Angaston, then took charge of the Salem chapel in Kermode Street, and then of the chapel in Lefevre Terrace where he officiated for about eighteen years. He later established a Baptist college in Adelaide, occupying the position of principal tutor until his death in 1871.


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This line of houses leading up to the Uniting church is of an age and scale which significantly contributes to the townscape.

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Images of House at 225 Brougham Place, North Adelaide

James Peek
Building materials
Stone, Limestone
Architectural styles
2 Victorian Period (c. 1840–c. 1890), 2.2 Regency
1862 -  

Additional Works

Gabled Addition

Construction commenced
c. 5/7/1870
Construction completed
Architecture and design features
slate roof, portico
Engineering features
Lower North Adelaide
Council Ward
Alternative Addresses
Town Acre
Planning Zone or Policy Area
Original owners
James Peek
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 5951/416 D16204 A3
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
2 Peopling a city
2.2.1 Early Colonial Settlement
4.4 Residential Development, Building Types and Living Conditions
4.4.1 Subdivision and Residential Development
George Stonehouse
Australian Curriculum references
Year 5: The Australian Colonies


  • ACA, Assessments 1861-64; Morgan, E.J.R., & Gilbert, S.H., Early Adelaide architecture
  • 1836 to 1886, 1969, pp. 114-15; South Australian Register, 12 August 1871.

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