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Marlow Village and Cemetery (Taylors)

Item details

Name of item: Marlow Village and Cemetery (Taylors)
Other name/s: Marlow/Charleyong
Type of item: Archaeological-Terrestrial
Primary address: Nerriga Road, Marlowe, NSW 2622
Parish: Marlowe
Local govt. area: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional


16 km north of Mongarlowe. The boundaries are (clockwise from the north west corner) 6507/9255 on the Mongarlowe River, south east along the river to 6537/9235, then south west to 6532/9200 and north west to 6500/9205.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Nerriga RoadMarloweQueanbeyan-Palerang RegionalMarlowe Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Charleyong/Marlow was an important settlement from the 1870s on the Mongarlowe Goldfield, second only to Mongarlowe itself. The site is significant for its archaeological and historic values.
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Physical description: Part of the stone walls and oven of one building are intact and the stone footings and fireplace for another building measuring 14 m x 8 m are clearly visible. This building included a 2 m wide verandah and what appears to be a separate adjoining room at right angles to the main structure. A plough share is located nearby. This building may have been Taylor's store and post office. There are also a number of other levelled areas with vestiges of stone footings, which would have also been hut sites. According to Cecil Thorne the church was located somewhere between the cemetery and the store. There is one site about 128 m south east of the first mentioned house site, where there are four four metre poles (now on the ground) which would have supported a large building, and this may well be the church site. This site was not known to be associated directly with mining. It is, however, an important site for it was a viable settlement for many years and included a post office, church, school and store. The cemetery measures 60 m x 40 m and some of the wooden gate and fence posts are still in place. In one corner three mounds can be clearly seen and in another location there are iron railings and stone footings for a vault.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Fair, Interior Inspected: Not Applicable
Further information: The area is under threat from the Welcome Reef dam.


Historical notes: This settlement would appear to have been the largest settlement serving the Mongarlowe field outside Mongarlowe itself. The establishment of a post office was noted at William Taylor's store, Charleyong in March 1871. The Hush family continued to run the post office until the closure of the office in September 1942. Specific reference to Taylor's was also made in Mary Bentley Moore's book which confirms that Taylor's was a settlement of some significance comprising a church, the general store, and school held in the chapel.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
2. Peopling-Peopling the continent Migration-Activities and processes associated with the resettling of people from one place to another (international, interstate, intrastate) and the impacts of such movements (none)-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Mining-Activities associated with the identification, extraction, processing and distribution of mineral ores, precious stones and other such inorganic substances. (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is assessed as historically representative regionally.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
This item is assessed as socially rare regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative regionally.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is assessed as scientifically rare regionally. This item is assessed as scientifically representative regionally.
SHR Criteria f)
This heritage item is rare.
SHR Criteria g)
This heritage item is representative.
Integrity/Intactness: Integrity: Part of the site has been cultivated.
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  19 Sep 14   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Tallaganda Shire Rural Study1995068Clive Lucas Stapleton & PartnersBM Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenB. McGowan Historic Mining Sites Survey of the Shoalhaven and South West Slopes Districts of NSW

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2920254

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