Lytton, Queensland

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Lytton
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 6 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4178
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
Suburbs around Lytton:
Pinkenba Pinkenba Port of Brisbane
Pinkenba Lytton Wynnum West
Hemmant Wynnum Wynnum
Lytton is most likely named after Edward Bulwer Lytton

Lytton is an outer riverside suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Geography[edit]

It is 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north-east of the Brisbane CBD, but travel by the railway or road is considerably longer.[2]

History[edit]

A pilot station and a village were established at Lytton in 1859. It was most likely named after Edward Bulwer Lytton (1803–73) who was the Colonial Secretary of State in 1858-59.[2]

It would be two years before a road was surveyed from Norman Creek. A telegraph line was run from Brisbane to Lytton in 1862. During the years 1876-1908 a local post office was open.[2]

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.[2]

Heritage listings[edit]

Lytton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Present day[edit]

Although Lytton was once a town, it is now primarily commercial and industrial. It shares the same postcode as the Port of Brisbane.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lytton, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Queensland places
  3. ^ "Lytton Hill (entry 16129)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Fort Lytton (entry 15023)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  5. ^ "Lytton Quarantine Station (former) (entry 16110)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 

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Coordinates: 27°25′S 153°10′E / 27.417°S 153.167°E / -27.417; 153.167