Ascot is a small farming settlement north west of Ballarat.
A small settlement not on the rail line and 21kms north west of Ballarat, Ascot's rich chocolate soil allowed for a range of agricultural activities, as well as limited alluvial mining, but without access to efficient transport Ascot failed to develop. It once had a blacksmith shop and the Ascot Woolshed was a landmark building as was Fry's magnificent flour mill which was not really in Ascot itself. Only ever home to one hotel, the remains of the stables are still recognisable.
Geography and climate
Henry McGrath, blacksmith (<1949>)
- ↑ City of Ballarat Heritage Study (Stage 2) April 2003: Thematic History
--Beth Kicinski 09:15, 29 August 2013 (EST)