Corner Grenfell Street & 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 Adelaide city centre, South Australia.[2] 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 St Leger Grenfell, a British businessman and valued member of the South Australian Church Society. His significant donation of an acre of land on North Terrace was used for the construction of the Holy Trinity Church — one of the first churches built in the city.[3] Raikes Currie was treasurer of the South Australian Church Society, and his name his used for the western continuation of Grenfell Street across King William Street. Grenfell also donated another 40 acres of country land for the use of the church as glebe lands. This land later became the suburb of Trinity Gardens.

The section of the street which runs parallel to Rundle Mall features many retail outlets, as well as the southern 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. It is one of the intermediate–width streets of the Adelaide grid, at 1 12 chains (99 ft; 30 m) wide.

In July 2012, bus lanes were introduced along the full length of Grenfell Street.[4][5]

Junction list

Adelaide city centre00.0King William StreetContinues as Currie Street
0.20.12Gawler Place
0.550.34Pulteney Street
0.750.47Frome Street
1.00.62East TerraceContinues as the bus-only O-Bahn Busway tunnel under the Adelaide Park Lands
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal


  1. ^ Google. "Grenfell 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. ^ "History of Adelaide Through Street Names - Streets Named on the 23rd May, 1837". 4 March 2005. Archived from the original on 19 February 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2009.
  4. ^ Installation of bus priority lanes Grenfell Street, Currie Street & East Terrace Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure May 2012
  5. ^ Adelaide bus lanes Australian Bus issue 53 September 2012 page 6
  6. ^ Google (11 December 2016). "Grenfell Street, Adelaide" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 11 December 2016.