Memories of Your Suburb: Grasmere & Bickley Vale

Grasmere was the name of William Henry Palings property of about 450 acres which he gave in 1888 to form the Carrington Hospital. Grasmere is being developed as an exclusive rural residential estate. The area retains its rural air in spite of the development which is restricted to larger acreage allotments and residential areas with large blocks of land and prestige homes.
Bickley Vale was the name of the property owned by the Sidman family.

Grasmere to right, Werombi Road with Carrington Retirement Village to left. 2007. Copyright: Camden Historical Society.

Grasmere to right, Werombi Road with Carrington Retirement Village to left. 2007. Copyright: Camden Historical Society.

The population density of this area (2006 census) is 1.28 people per hectare.
(Information provided by Camden Historical Society, Camden Council Library Service and Camden Council Community Profile)

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