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Castlereagh General Cemetery

Item details

Name of item: Castlereagh General Cemetery
Type of item: Archaeological-Terrestrial
Group/Collection: Cemeteries and Burial Sites
Category: Cemetery/Graveyard/Burial Ground
Primary address: Church Lane, Castlereagh, NSW 2749
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Penrith
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Church LaneCastlereaghPenrith CumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Castlereagh General Cemetery is the only visible evidence of the development of the unsuccessful Macquarie town of Castlereagh and provides an interesting record of the early settlers of the surrounding rural district. ( Fox * Associates 1987: C-16)
Date significance updated: 08 Jun 00
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Physical description: General cemetery includes burials dating from 1814. Most of the headstones date from the second quarter of the 19th Century. Contins both simple and elaborate headstones from the early to mid-19th Century. ( Fox * Associates 1987: C-16)
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The cemetery is no longer in use. But is the only visible evidence of the development of the unsuccessful Macquarie town of Castlereagh ( Fox * Associates 1987: C-16)
Date condition updated:13 Jan 00

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Birth and Death-Activities associated with the initial stages of human life and the bearing of children, and with the final stages of human life and disposal of the dead. (none)-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCastlereath General CemeteryC-1620 Dec 91 180 
Heritage study  01 Apr 87   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Penrith Lakes Scheme  (not stated)  No
Heritage Study of the City of Penrith1987C-16Fox & Associates  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 1991Penrith Local Environmental Plan 1991 (Environmental Heritage Conservation).

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2260032

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