Description

Heading west from Windsor through the avenue of mature London Plane trees you will discover the rural town of Richmond. Take the opportunity to relax in historic Richmond Park with its pavilion built in 1883-84, which today serves as a grandstand for sporting functions and events. You may be lucky enough to catch a local game of cricket on the village green.replacenewlinereplacenewlineOn Saturday mornings the park is home to the Richmond Good Food Markets where you can sample some of the finest food from the Hawkesbury region. A twin town to Windsor, Richmond beckons you with its sandstone lined streets and all the charm you would expect from a country town. There are cafés offering exceptional hospitality, stores enticing shoppers with decorator pieces, homemade handicrafts, as well as vintage and antique collectables.replacenewlinereplacenewlineWhilst visiting Richmond take the opportunity to admire the town’s many historic homes, churches, cemeteries and commercial buildings; Richmond is another of our towns named by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in December 1810.replacenewlinereplacenewlineIf you drive to the end of town through the arbour of trees, you will find Pugh's Lagoon, which is an idyllic spot for picnics and relaxing activities such as photography and bird watching - see black swans, geese, coots, moorhens and their young plus the occasional pelican fishing the lagoon. Seating, shade and toilets are available here and the large grassed areas are ideal for the children to exercise on or to run off some of their excess energy. Disability groups often enjoy this area as it offers shade, water views and tranquility.replacenewlinereplacenewlinePerched on the slopes above the lagoon you will find the historic St Peters Anglican Church (1841). Across the road from the church is the cemetery which was in use by 1811. Margaret Catchpole (1762-1819) is buried here in an unmarked grave. She was a horse thief, convict and a pioneer. She died in 1819 as a free woman after being pardoned in 1814. Her letters describe, as an eyewitness, the Hawkesbury River floods of 1806 and 1809. She worked as a midwife, store keeper and generally helped others.

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Around Richmond NSW 2753


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Community Services  


Glenbrook Visitor Information Centre
Hamment Place Great Western Highway,
GLENBROOK NSW 2773

Hawkesbury City Council NSW
366 George Street,
WINDSOR NSW 2756

Windsor Police Station NSW
WINDSOR NSW 2756

Hawkesbury Hospital
2 Day Street,
WINDSOR NSW 2756

Richmond Branch LIbrary NSW
29 W Market Street,
RICHMOND NSW 2753

Richmond Pools - Hobartville NSW
65 East Market Street,
HOBARTVILLE NSW 2753

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 19 m
  • Population: 5,482
  • State electorate(s): Hawkesbury
  • Federal Division(s): Macquarie
  • Established (yr): 1794
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Richmond NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

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