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MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

Location

BRUNTON AVENUE EAST MELBOURNE, Melbourne City

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H1928

Heritage Overlay Number

HO890

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

1. All the land marked L1 on Diagram 1928 held by the Executive Director being all of the land contained in Crown Grant Volume 5925 Folio 828. 2. All the buildings and features ... more

Statement of Significance

The Melbourne Cricket Ground was established in 1853 when 10 acres of land at Yarra Park in Jolimont was set aside for the use of the Melbourne Cricket Club, the purpose of the reserve being 'to promote the recreation and amusement of the people and ... to provide a site or place for the playing of cricket within the City of Melbourne in our said Colony.' Since 1862, the ground has been administered by a government-appointed trust (the MCG Trust) which continues to delegate its ... more

Year Construction Started 1927
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality MELBOURNE CITY

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