Raglan, New South Wales

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BathurstNew South Wales
Raglan is located in New South Wales
Coordinates33°26′00″S 149°39′00″E / 33.43333°S 149.65000°E / -33.43333; 149.65000Coordinates: 33°26′00″S 149°39′00″E / 33.43333°S 149.65000°E / -33.43333; 149.65000
Population1,006 (2016 census)[1]
Location7 km (4 mi) E of Bathurst
LGA(s)Bathurst Region
State electorate(s)Bathurst
Federal Division(s)Calare

Raglan is a locality in the Bathurst Region of New South Wales, Australia. It was named after FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, commander-in-chief of the Allied forces in the Crimean War from 1850 to 1855.[2] It had a population of 1,199 people as of the 2016 census.[1]

Raglan Public School opened in December 1870, and has been on its current Nelson Street site since 1988. It had an enrollment of 273 in 2017.[3][4]

St James Anglican Church has bi-monthly services on the first Sunday of the month in odd-numbered months, alternating with St John the Evangelist Church at Peel in the even-numbered months.[5] The Raglan Community Hall remains in operation and is managed by the Raglan Community and Sporting Committee.[6] The Raglan Rural Fire Brigade celebrated its sixtieth anniversary in 2017.[7]

Bathurst Airport is located at Raglan.[8] Mars Petcare opened a $100 million upgrade of their Raglan manufacturing facility in May 2015.[9][10] The suburb was formerly home to the Bathurst Brick Company factory, which relocated to Raglan in 1977 until its closure in 1998, seven years after being purchased by CSR Limited.[11]

Raglan Post Office opened on 15 August 1873, closed on 12 May 1876, reopened on 1 January 1883 and closed on 6 June 1990.[12][13]

The village was subject to a controversial proposal for a two-storey, 48-room motel, petrol station, convenience store, seven shops and a 111-unit self-storage facility on a disused nursery site in 2014; however, this has not been built.[14]

Heritage listings[edit]

Raglan has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Raglan (NSW) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 June 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Extract". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ "School history database search". NSW Department of Education. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Raglan Public School Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Raglan Public School. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Kelso Parish". Bathurst Anglican Diocese. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Raglan Community Hall". Bathurst Regional Council. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  7. ^ "NSW RFS Raglan Brigade turns 60". Western Advocate. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Bathurst Regional Airport". Bathurst Regional Council. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  9. ^ "The opening of the $100 million Mars Petcare manufacturing". Western Advocate. 20 May 2015.
  10. ^ "BATHURST'S?manufacturing industry is set to receive". Western Advocate. 14 May 2015.
  11. ^ "FORMER employees of Bathurst Brick Company came together". Western Advocate. 2 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Raglan (1)". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Raglan (2)". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Bathurst Regional Council considers development application for service station and motel at Raglan". Western Advocate. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Raglan Railway Station group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01228. Retrieved 18 May 2018.