Ascot

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Ascot is a small farming settlement north west of Ballarat.

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Etymology

History

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.[1]

Governance

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Hotels

Demography

Culture

Sport

Industry

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

Media

See also

Gold Ore Mining

Henry McGrath, blacksmith (<1949>)

Notes

  1. City of Ballarat Heritage Study (Stage 2) April 2003: Thematic History


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Further reading

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--Beth Kicinski 09:15, 29 August 2013 (EST)

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