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St Marks Anglican Cemetery & Grounds:St Marks Anglican Group

Item details

Name of item: St Marks Anglican Cemetery & Grounds:St Marks Anglican Group
Other name/s: St Marks Anglican Church, Cemetery and Grounds; St Marks Church of England
Type of item: Complex / Group
Location: Lat: 0 Long: 0
Primary address: Menangle Street West, Picton, NSW 2571
Local govt. area: Wollondilly
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Menangle Street WestPictonWollondilly  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The St Marks Cemetery and Church yard is historically significant because of the time span of the burials which provide a record from an early period in the settlement of the area to date. It is unusual as a country town cemetery because of the large number of burials in the area occupied and contrasts with the spreading pattern of gravestones in the Picton General Cemetery. The churchyard trees are aesthetically significant because they create a strong framework for both the graveyard and the church which makes them distinct from the surrounding car parks, shops and houses.
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Construction years: 1857-
Physical description: There are approximately 500 burials dating from 1857 and there is a range of monuments including urns, columns and simple headstones which are in close proximity to one another. The site is well cared for although there is a need for some maintenance and restoration of headstones and enclosures.
Further information: The cemetery is located on half and acre around the church on the edge of Stonequarry Creek. Overhead a canopy of mature trees creates a strong framework for both the church and the graveyard.
Current use: Monument/cemetery
Former use: Monument/cemetery


Historical notes: Many early settlers are buried in the graveyard.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
9. Phases of Life-Marking the phases of life Persons-Activities of, and associations with, identifiable individuals, families and communal groups (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is assessed as historically significant locally.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is assessed as aesthetically significant locally.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as historically rare locally.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan Draft Pn623 Feb 11   
Heritage study  01 Jan 92   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Macarthur Region Heritage Study1985Ref No. 61   No
Wollondilly Heritage Study1992WO0254JRC Planning ServicesJRC Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 1980National Trust (NSW) Listing

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2690254

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