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Location DB > Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Surrey Dive Brickworks
Surrey Dive Brickworks
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created by Kuroneko on 11/1/2005 10:49 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 5/16/2023 3:04 AM
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An abandoned historic brickworks complex.
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Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Melbourne, Victoria
Owner: Box Hill City Council
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1890
    Closed: 1998
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  • breathing mask
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
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    In 1895 a market was opened near Box Hill railway station, which improved Box Hill's commercial importance. Box Hill was also the entry point for a tramline to Doncaster, which ran from 1889 to 1896. The 1890s also saw the opening of a gas works, several brickworks and a private girls' high school.

    A site was bought by the Council from a brick works company in 1905, including a deep quarry from which clay had been taken. It became Surrey Park and the hole the Surrey Dive, a popular swimming hole, now an RC boat club.

    The quarry closed in the 1980s, and was filled in slowly. It looks like the brickworks closed in the late 1990s. Much of the original tamping & grinding machines are still in place; though sadly smashed & graffitied by mindless fools.
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