Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Littlehampton SA


Postcode: 5250

Littlehampton is a small town in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia.

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.

You will also find one of SA’s oldest churches on the main street of Littlehampton (built 1862) that is still being used today. Littlehampton today is a thriving community, and providing a wonderful lifestyle for the many residents who live there.