Grenfell Street, Adelaide

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Grenfell Street, looking east from Gawler Place.
Cnr Grenfell St and Hindmarsh Square, looking south-west.

Grenfell Street (34°55′26″S 138°36′07″E / 34.924°S 138.602°E / -34.924; 138.602) is a major street in the north-east quarter of the centre[1] of the city of Adelaide, South Australia. The street runs west-east from King William Street to East Terrace. On the other side of King William Street, it continues as Currie Street. Its intersection with Pulteney Street is encircled by Hindmarsh Square.

Grenfell Street was named after Pascoe Grenfell, a British businessman and politician, who had donated some land on North Terrace for the construction of the Holy Trinity Church.[2]

The section of the street which runs parallel to Rundle Mall features many retail outlets, as well as the rear-entrances of many of the arcades, side-streets, and eateries of the mall. Office buildings and night spots also populate the street. The eastern end is occupied on the south side by Tandanya, a museum of Indigenous Australian art, and on the north side by the East End Markets redevelopment.

Grenfell Street runs from King William Street to East Terrace, Adelaide. It is one of the intermediate-width streets of the Adelaide grid, at 1 12 chains (99 ft; 30 m) wide.

Junction list[edit]

Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
Adelaide city centre 0 0.0 King William Street Continues as Currie Street
0.2 0.12 Gawler Place
0.55 0.34 Pulteney Street
0.75 0.47 Frome Street
1.0 0.62 East Terrace Continues as the bus-only O-Bahn Busway tunnel under the Adelaide Parklands (under construction in 2016)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4. 
  2. ^ "History of Adelaide Through Street Names - Streets Named on the 23rd May, 1837". 2005-03-04. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  3. ^ Google (11 December 2016). "Grenfell Street, Adelaide" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 11 December 2016.