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West Terrace : Elephant and Castle Hotel
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Date of creation : 1971
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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West Terrace, East Side. Elephant Castle Hotel, 20th August 1971

West Terrace, East Side. Elephant and Castle Hotel, 20th August 1971 showing the drive-in bottle deparment, on West Terrace. The hotel was established in 1849, and rebuilt in 1879 to the design of architect Thomas English. It originally had a good well which supplied water to the adjoining hotel stockyards and was a watering point for the horses for the coaches on the Victor Harbor road.

Among its other amenities the hotel possessed a weighbridge which was on the site of the bottle shop and among the goods weighed upon it was wood and charcoal from the forest workers at Yankalilla. Folding doors between the two front parlours could be opened to make one large room which was used as a coroner's court. However its trademark 'elephant and castle' window was lost at the hands of over-enthusiastic renovators.

Related names :

Elephant and Castle Hotel (West Terrace, Adelaide, S. Aust.)

English, Thomas, 1819-1884

Coverage year : 1971
Period : 1946-1979
Place : West Terrace (Adelaide: S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

The Adelaide pub, 1837-1900 Adelaide: South Australian Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Building, 1968

Newnham, W. H. Old Adelaide hotels sketchbook Adelaide: Rigby, 1971

Hoad, J. L Hotels and publicans in South Australia 1836-1984 Adelaide: Australian Hotels Association (South Australian Branch): Gould Books, 1986

McLellan, J. Adelaide's early inns and taverns: incidents in the early settlement of a country worth fighting for Adelaide, [S. Aust.]: Pioneers' Association of South Australia, 1941

Jensen, Elfrida Colonial architecture in South Australia: a definitive chronicle of development 1836-1890 and the social history of the times Adelaide: Rigby, 1980



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