Shaded by elm, oak and chestnut trees, the beautiful Village Green at Westbury is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or picnic. Just a short walk away from the Village Green you will find the Town Common, which has always served as a recreation area, but was once also the site for brick making for the bricks used in many of the town's historic buildings.
Westbury was first surveyed in 1828 by the Van Diemen's Land Company. In the 1830s Westbury developed as a garrison village. A detachment of troops commanded by Lieutenant Ball were stationed in Westbury in 1832. They were barracked around a Village Green in the centre of town. The Village Green is still in use today and is reputed to be the only traditional village green in Australia.
The Village Green is the location for the renowned Westbury St Patrick’s Festival which is held each year in March.
|Westbury Green, Westbury TAS 7303|