Macclesfield, Victoria


Macclesfield, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Macclesfield
state = vic


caption =
lga = Shire of Yarra Ranges
postcode = 3782
pop = 1,645(2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC26135 | name = Macclesfield (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
est =
elevation= 154
stategov = Monbulk
fedgov = La Trobe
dist1 = 57
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 20
location2= Belgrave
near-nw = Monbulk
near-n = Silvan
near-ne = Yellingbo
near-w = Kallista
near-e = Cockatoo
near-sw = Emerald
near-s = Avonsleigh
near-se = Cockatoo

Macclesfield is a rural locality on the outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 census, Macclesfield and the surrounding area had a population of 1,645Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC26135 | name = Macclesfield (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on] The community facilities within Macclesfield (or "Maccy" as the locals call it) include the CFA, Primary School, Macclesfield Hall and St Hilda's Anglican Church. The locality, which was named after Macclesfield in England, was briefly the scene of mining activities after gold was discovered in Macclesfield Creek in 1865. The Post Office opened on 9 September 1891 and closed in 1974.Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11
]

Nowadays it is known for its rich soil used for growing flowers and potatoes.

The town was recently featured in one of MMM Melbourne's suburban songs performed by "The Scared Weird Little Guys".

References

External links

* [http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/macclesfld.html Australian Places: Macclesfield, Victoria]


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