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South Australia
Littlehampton Country Fire Station
Population 2,748 (2011 census)
Established 1836
Postcode(s) 5250
Location 5 km (3 mi) from Mount Barker
LGA(s) Mount Barker
State electorate(s) Kavel
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Localities around Littlehampton:
Hahndorf Balhannah Blakiston
Totness Littlehampton Mount Barker
Paechtown Mount Barker Mount Barker

Littlehampton is a small town in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. At the 2011 census, Littlehampton had a population of 2,748.

Littlehampton was laid out in 1849 by Benjamin Gray who named it after his native town in Sussex. By 1890 Littlehampton had become a busy industrial area. There were factories producing bricks, jam, sauces, bacon, wattle extract, a brewery and a sawmill.

Today Littlehampton Bricks continues operation, manufacturing high quality clay building bricks and pavers, as well as a range of refractory and insulating bricks. It was established in 1913 developing from another brickyard – Coppins – which was on the other side of the road.

The 1862 church on Main Street is one of the oldest church buildings in the state still in use.

Subterranean Clover

The first commercial collection in the world of any pasture legume seed was done by Amos Howard about two kilometres east of Littlehampton. This was of Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover). This cultivar was later named 'Mount Barker' and is still commercially available.

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