St Mark's Church (Anglican)

High St Sth, Carterton

  • St Mark's Church (Anglican). Image courtesy of www.flickr.com.
    Copyright: Shellie Evans - flyingkiwigirl. Taken By: Shellie Evans - flyingkiwigirl. Date: 15/05/2013.
  • St Mark's Church (Anglican). Original image submitted at time of registration.
    Copyright: NZHPT Field Record Form Collection. Taken By: Sarah Wall. Date: 14/04/1989.
  • St Mark's Church (Anglican). Stained Glass window. Original image submitted at time of registration.
    Copyright: NZHPT Field Record Form Collection. Taken By: Sarah Wall. Date: 14/04/1989.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 1293 Date Entered 23rd June 1983

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Carterton District

Region

Wellington Region

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Pt Sec 8 Town of Carterton

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Bennett, Thomas

Born in 1838 at Bath, England, Thomas Bennett came to New Zealand on the Oliver Lang in 1856, after having served in the Crimean War. Bennett lived in the Hutt Valley for a time and was involved in a number of military actions around New Zealand, including at Parihaka in 1881, as well as prospecting on the Otago goldfields. He moved to the Wairarapa in 1865, where he traded as a builder, constructing a number of buildings in Carterton including the first Carterton Town Hall, the town’s first court house, St Mark’s Anglican Church and Wakelin’s Flourmill, as well as laying the town’s first footpath and the Carterton racecourse. In 1896 Bennett moved to Coromandel, where he built the Coromandel Hospital.

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