Gilles Street, Adelaide

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Gilles Street

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Gilles Street in 2010
General information
Type Street
Length 1.6 km (1.0 mi)[1]
Opened 1837
Major junctions
Western end King William Street
  Pulteney Street, Hutt Street
Eastern end East Terrace

Gilles Street (34°56′02″S 138°36′32″E / 34.934°S 138.609°E / -34.934; 138.609) is a street in the south-eastern sector of the centre of Adelaide, South Australia.[2][3] It runs east-west between East Terrace and King William Street, crossing Hutt Street and Pulteney Street. It was named after Osmond Gilles, an early treasurer of the colony of South Australia on 23 May 1837.[4][5]

This heritage-listed building in Gilles Street traded variously as the Beresford Arms and later Oddfellows Arms from 1840 until 1861, and was sold to a German printer in 1873. The early landowner, following subdivision of the original acre plot, was John Martin, known also for his founding connection with John Martin & Co.[6]

Gilles Street runs from King William Street to East Terrace. It is one of the narrower streets of the Adelaide grid, at 1 chain (66 ft; 20 m) wide.

Junction list

Location km[7] mi Destinations Notes
Adelaide city centre 0 0.0 King William Street Continues as Gilbert Street
0.55 0.34 Pulteney Street
1.1 0.68 Hutt Street
1.6 0.99 East Terrace
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal

  • Gilles Street Primary School


  1. ^ Google. "Gilles Street" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  2. ^ 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4.
  3. ^ Map of the Adelaide CBD, North Adelaide and the Adelaide Parklands.
  4. ^ "Gilles Street Primary School - History". 25 February 2008. Retrieved 24 April 2009.
  5. ^ "History of Adelaide Through Street Names - Streets Named on the 23rd May, 1837". 4 March 2005. Retrieved 24 April 2009.
  6. ^ Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities: Australian Heritage Database
  7. ^ Google (11 December 2016). "Flinders Street, Adelaide" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
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