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STONE MILEPOSTS

Location

GLENELG HIGHWAY SMYTHESDALE and SMYTHES CREEK and DELACOMBE, Golden Plains Shire, Ballarat City

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H1701

Heritage Overlay Numbers

HO70 , HO155

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION As Executive Director for the purpose of the Heritage Act, I give notice under section 46 that the Victorian Heritage Register is amended by including ... more

Statement of Significance

The bluestone mileposts along the Glenelg Highway between Scarsdale and Ballarat were installed prior to the 1870s and are linked to the development of the Cobb & Co routes. The bluestone mileposts predate the first cast iron posts and are an intact and visual reminder of the imperial measuring system previously operating in Australia. The posts consist of triangular bluestone posts with a shaved top and all have been painted in recent years. The rear face of the posts is ... more

Year Construction Started 1870
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality BALLARAT CITY; GOLDEN PLAINS SHIRE; BALLARAT CITY

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