Littlehampton, South Australia
Littlehampton Country Fire Station
|Population||2,064 (2006 Census)|
|Location||5 km (3 mi) from Mount Barker|
The CFS Logo
|In an Emergency, dial 000|
Littlehampton was laid out in 1849 by Benjamin Gray who named it after his native town in Sussex. By 1890 Littlehampton had become a busy industrial area. There were factories producing bricks, jam, sauces, bacon, wattle extract, a brewery and a sawmill.
Today Littlehampton Bricks continues operation, manufacturing high quality clay building bricks and pavers, as well as a range of refractory and insulating bricks. It was established in 1913 developing from another brickyard – Coppins – which was on the other side of the road.
You will also find one of South Australia's oldest churches on the main street of Littlehampton (built 1862) that is still being used today, as well as one of the newest, Trinity Mount Barker, which meets in the Littlehampton Primary School and was established in 2010.
The first commercial collection in the world of any pasture legume seed was done by Amos Howard about two kilometres east of Littlehampton. This was of Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover) This cultivar was later named 'Mount Barker' and is still commercially available.
Volunteer Fire Service
The Littlehampton Country Fire Service (CFS) is the volunteer fire service of Littlehampton. They are part of the Heysen group.
Notes and references
- Tourist Information on Littlehampton
- Littlehampton webpage
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