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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
29th November 2014
Reference:   12225
Placename:   Chester Hill
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 19th January 2007
GNB File:   GNB3719, 3483
LGA:   Parramatta
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 53 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 00 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 52 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 00 04
Topographic Map:   Liverpool
1:100000 Map:   Penrith 9030
Parish:   Liberty Plains
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A suburb about 1.5 km N by E of Bass Hill and about 3 km ESE of Fairfield. Boundaries within Parramatta shown on map GNB3483-2. Boundaries in Bankstown Gaz 20-05-94 and 27-03-98 see GNBmap GNB3719
Origin:   An inversion of Hillchester (chester is one of the English forms of the Latin word 'castra', a fortified camp), an English locality. The name was conferred by Mrs H.A. McMillan, who first wished to call the place Hillcrest after an estate near Regents Park,and then Hillchester but neither of these names met with official approval. (Reed, 1969).
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