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Marrickville is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney 7km south-west of the Sydney central business district in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is the largest suburb in the Inner West Council local government area.Marrickville sits on the northern bank of the Cooks River, opposite Earlwood and shares borders with Stanmore, Enmore, Newtown, St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe, Dulwich Hill, Hurlstone Park and Petersham. The southern part of the suburb, near the river, is known as Marrickville South and includes the historical locality called The Warren.Marrickville is a diverse suburb consisting of both low and high density residential, commercial and light industrial areas.HistoryThe name Marrickville comes from the 24.3 ha (60 acres) 'Marrick' estate of Thomas Chalder, which was subdivided on 24 February 1855. He named it after his native village Marrick, North Yorkshire, England. The estate centred on the intersection of Victoria Road and Chapel Street. William Dean, the publican of the Marrick Hotel, in Illawarra Road (now the site of the Henson Park Hotel) is credited with adding the "ville" to Marrick when it was gazetted in 1861.Marrickville is in Sydney. Take a look at our Australia road trip planning website to refine the details of your trip to Marrickville.
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