Cemetery 819 - Castlereagh

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Castlereagh

Cnr East Wilchard St & Church lane,

Cranebrook

NSW

2749

-33.692253

150.695572

Castlereagh Cemetery is the only visible evidence of the development of the unsuccessful town of Castlereagh, one of five in the region planned by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. Long closed, the cemetery's earliest inscription is dated 1814. Other inscriptions indicate that it was mainly in use during the middle to late 19th century. The decay of some old stones is evident but the historical importance of its monuments has resulted in considerable restoration being carried out in recent years by descendants of those buried here, with impressive results. It has been listed as a significant site by the Heritage Council.

Kevin Lennox visited the cemetery and made digital images of every visible inscription in November 2011. Kevin's images may be viewed via the list of inscriptions for this cemetery. That list was compiled by Roma Waldron with reference to the NSW indices of births, deaths and marriages for additional information.

The cemetery is 8km north of Penrith via Castlereagh Road, Cranebrook Road and Church Lane. Lat -33.692351, Long 150.695625

Cemetery Managed by Penrith City Council

2 Jan 2012

23 Nov 2011

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