BLACK FAMILY CRYPT

Location

AMOS ROAD, ( LOT 1 TP579529) CAPE BRIDGEWATER, GLENELG SHIRE

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Level of Significance

Recommended for Heritage Overlay

128452

Statement of Significance

What is Significant?
The Black Family Crypt is located approximately 370 metres south of the Black Family home, Cork Hill (138 Kittson Road, Cape Bridgewater). The crypt is located on an artificially mounded rise of earth and comprises a large stone and concrete tomb and upright headstone. The lower half has recently been repaired with concrete, and is partially covered with vegetation. The crypt was constructed between 1860 and 1863 by Joshua Black, the husband of Ann Taylor Black, who committed suicide in 1860 at Cork Hill. A sandstone well is located nearby the crypt, and is believed to date from the same period. The crypt and the well are both in very good condition and retain an excellent degree of integrity.

How is it Significant?
The Black Family Crypt is of historical and architectural significance to the Glenelg Shire.

Why is it Significant?
The Black family Crypt is of historical significance as an extremely unusual type of private monument from an ordinary man to his deceasedwife. Of further significance is the size of the crypt, which is unusually large for a burial on private land. Of architectural significance is the use of local stone and the Irish building techniques which Black had brought with him, and applied to his stonemasonry and building in the area.

Description

Crypt

The Black Family Crypt is located approximately 370 metres south of theBlack Family home,Cork Hill, at 138 Kittson Road, Cape Bridgewater. It is now located ona separate title to Cork Hill, on Lot 1, TP579529). The crypt is located on an artificially mounded rise of earth and comprises a large stone and concrete tomb and upright headstone. The lower half has recently been repaired with concrete, and is partially covered with vegetation. The headstone reads: Joshua Black/ Colonies 1836. 1801-1876/ Ann Taylor died 1860/ Joshua Black Born 14 August 1853/ Died 1874. The crypt was constructed between 1860 and 1863 by Joshua Black, the husband of Ann Taylor Black, who committed suicide in 1860 at Cork Hill. A sandstone wall is located nearby the crypt, and is believed to date from the same period.

Very Good

Theme 9: Marking the phases of life
9.7 Dying
9.7.1 Dealing with human remains
9.7.3 Remembering the dead

Heritage Study Glenelg - Glenelg Shire Heritage Study Part One, Carlotta Kellaway, David Rhodes Mandy Jean, 2002; Glenelg - Glenelg Heritage Study Stage Two (a), Heritage Matters, 2006
Year Construction Started 1860
Municipality GLENELG SHIRE

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