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South Australia
Population 984 (2016 census)
Established 25 August 1921 (town)
3 December 1998 (locality)
Postcode(s) 5344
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s) Berri Barmera Council
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Glossop:
Barmera Glossop Berri
Winkie Gurra Gurra

Glossop is a small town in the Riverland region of South Australia. It was gazetted in 1921 as the town in a soldier settlement area after the First World War and was named after Admiral Glossop, who had been in command of HMAS Sydney when it sank SMS Emden in 1914. At the 2016 census, Glossop had a population of 984.

Local area and surrounds

Glossop has a population of around 501. Berri Estates, a large winery originally owned by a local co-operative but now owned by Constellation Brands, is located near the centre of Glossop. It is the home of Rivergum College, Glossop Primary School and Glossop High School, one of the region's four high schools (the others being at Loxton, Waikerie and Renmark).

Although one of the smaller towns of South Australia's Riverland region, Glossop has a gallery of Australian Aboriginal art, a small deli (in the Australian sense of the word), two petrol stations, and some hardware shops. It also has a number of religious centres servicing the region including a Sikh Temple, and an Apostolic (Christian pentecostal) church (Riverland Central Christian Church). It is on the Old Sturt Highway, between the more major towns of Barmera and Berri. Glossop also has a motel outside which is situated Captain Glossop's Anchor.

Glossop is one of the few Riverland towns that do not share frontage with the Murray River. Other towns of this nature include Monash and Yamba, the gateway to the Riverland from the Victorian border.

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