Upper Hermitage, South Australia

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Upper Hermitage
AdelaideSouth Australia
Postcode(s) 5131
Location 11 km (7 mi) from Modbury
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Little Para
Federal Division(s) Makin
Suburbs around Upper Hermitage:
Gould Creek Sampson Flat
Yatala Vale Upper Hermitage Inglewood

Upper Hermitage is an outer northeastern rural suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Tea Tree Gully and Adelaide Hills Council local government areas, and is adjacent to the rural districts of Yatala Vale and Gould Creek.

History[edit]

Upper Hermitage's history revolves around agriculture and viticulture, as well as sand and freestone quarries, whose yields were used since early settlement days to build many South Australian public buildings, including the Adelaide Town Hall, General Post Office, Supreme Court and St Peter's Cathedral.[1]

Geography[edit]

The boundary of Upper Hermitage is defined on the east by Warner Road, on the north by the Little Para River, on the south by a small stretch of Yatala Vale Road, and on the west by the district of Yatala Vale.[2] It is broadly speaking east of the Golden Grove conurbation.

Facilities[edit]

Upper Hermitage has a Country Fire Station and the Glenara Winery on Range Road North, owned by the Verrall family since 1924, is in the district. It also has two tennis courts and a tennis club on the corner of Range Road North and Warner road, which is, to date, in disuse, the second court serving as a carpark for the CFS.

Transport[edit]

The area is not serviced by Adelaide public transport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tea Tree Gully Historical Society - Geological and Quarry History K Gallasch (ed.). Retrieved 15 June 2006.
  2. ^ UBD Adelaide directory (1999; 47th ed.) Universal Press. ISBN 0-7319-1033-8

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°47′31″S 138°45′22″E / 34.792°S 138.756°E / -34.792; 138.756