Fort Lytton with Brisbane River in background
|Population||6 (2011 census)|
|Location||13 km (8 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||Brisbane City Council|
|State electorate(s)||Electoral district of Lytton|
|Federal Division(s)||Division of Bonner|
Due to Lytton location on the south-east bank of the Brisbane River at its seaward end Fort Lytton was built in the 1881 to guard the mouth of the Brisbane River. The fort had a moat and was an pentagonal structure concealed behind an embankment. It was fortified with two six inch disappearing guns, also in 1881 a rifle range was added.
Lytton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Via South Street: Lytton Hill
- 160 South Street: Fort Lytton
- 160 South Street: former Lytton Quarantine Station
Although Lytton was once a town, it is now primarily commercial and industrial. It shares the same postcode as the Port of Brisbane. Caltex owns and operates the Lytton oil refinery in the north east of the suburb. The plant could produce 109,000 barrels per day in 2012.
Lord Chelmsford inspecting the Light Horse camp at Lytton, April 1908
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lytton, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
- Queensland places
- "Lytton Hill (entry 16129)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Fort Lytton (entry 15023)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Lytton Quarantine Station (former) (entry 16110)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- Jessica Jaganathan (22 February 2012). "Caltex Australia to shut crude unit at Lytton refinery in H1". reuters.com (Thomson Reuters). Retrieved 14 February 2015.
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