Wellington Harbour Board Shed 21

Waterloo Quay, Wellington

  • Wellington Harbour Board Shed 21.
    Copyright: Wellington Waterfront Limited.
  • Wellington Harbour Board Shed 21. Image courtesy of www.flickr.com.
    Copyright: Minicooperd – Paul Le Roy. Taken By: Minicooperd – Paul Le Roy. Date: 10/08/2014.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 1 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 237 Date Entered 18th March 1982


City/District Council

Wellington City


Wellington Region

Legal description

Lot 102 DP 65083


This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. The following text is the original citation considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.

Possibly the grandest wool store in the country shed 21 is attributed to J. Marchbanks, the Board Engineer and dates from 1910. Built of brick with an upper floor of timber on heavy steel beams supported on concrete columns and lit by south light trusses it is a building both functional for its original purpose and attractive in its proportions.

At the north end the polygonal shaped accumulator tower gives interest. The fine balance of the fenestration suggests F. de J. Clere's influence in designing the elevations. At the northern limit to the waterfront precinct and as a visual stop to the vista from Parliament Buildings it is a superior building and an excellent example of Edwardian architecture enhancing the townscape.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1909 -

Other Information

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.