Granary (Former)

3 High Street, Marton

  • Granary (Former), Marton.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Alison Dangerfield. Date: 2/02/2006.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 2841 Date Entered 2nd July 1982


City/District Council

Rangitikei District


Horizons (Manawatu-Wanganui) Region

Legal description

Pt Lot 1 Application Plan 2174 (CT WN51D/746), Wellington Land District


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Physical Description

The modest two and single storeyed shallow-pitched gabled building is timber framed and clad with timber joinery. The two storeyed section is symmetrical with large doorway on the first floor flanked by two double hung sash windows. The ground floor has central panelled double doors with large shop front windows either side. The eastern, single storey, addition has a small parapet with timber cornice and a large shopfront window to the street.

The weatherboards are shiplap with corner stops and ornate architraves, and delicate window muntins. Bargeboards are quirked and short lengths of rafter ends are exposed. This form of construction was common in the 1850s to 70s. The eastern addition has coverboards to corners, which were common from the 1860s.

A canopy has been fixed at first floor level to the length of the street elevation.

The building is boarded up and access to the interior was not possible.

Notable Features

Significant elements visible from the street comprise the street and side elevations including:


barge boards

first floor timber joinery and panelled ground floor doors


Although not visible from the street, the rear elevation is likely to be of significance

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1875 -

2013 -
Fire causes extensive damage to the back of the building

2013 -
Fire damaged building in March 2013.

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.