Montacute, South Australia
|Population||338 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||291 m (955 ft)|
|Location||14 km (9 mi) from Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||Adelaide Hills Council|
Montacute is a small town and suburb in Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The town is on Fifth Creek. It is mostly a rural area. Rostrevor is to the west of the suburb, while Lenswood is to the east, Castambul is to the north, and Norton Summit and Cherryville are to its west.  The small town of Montacute Heights is on top of the ridge between Fifth and Sixth Creeks.
Copper was discovered in the area in 1843, and a mine was built soon after. One of the people who gave money for the mine was Sir John Baker. He named the area after Montacute in Somerset, which was close to the place where he was born. Gold was discovered in 1846. The "Victoria Mine" became the first gold deposit to be commercially mined in Australia.
References[change | change source]
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Montacute (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 July 2008.
- "Local History - Adelaide Hills". www.bishopsadelaidehills.com.au.
- "Adelaide Hills Council - Historical Town Information".
- "PropertyAssist - "Montacute"".