Cottage

259 Williams Street, Kaiapoi

  • Cottage. 259 Williams St, Kaiapoi. February 1985. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand . Taken By: Pam Wilson.
  • Cottage. 259 Williams St, Kaiapoi. February 1985. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Pam Wilson.
  • Cottage. 259 Williams St, Kaiapoi. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand . Taken By: Unknown.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 1 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 3678 Date Entered 5th September 1985

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City/District Council

Waimakariri District

Region

Canterbury Region

Legal description

Lot 1 DP320188 (CT CB79886), Canterbury Land District

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This timber cottage in Williams Street, Kaiapoi is thought to have been constructed around 1871 by William Dickie, a local labourer. A parlour and a bedroom form the ground floor of the front of the cottage, with two attic bedrooms above them. To the rear a lean-to contains a kitchen and the fourth bedroom. A bathroom was added to the back of the cottage in the 1950s. The verandah which runs along the front of the cottage is decorated with a cast iron lace valance. The cottage was lived in by the Thompson family from 1925 to 1989.

The Williams Street cottage is significant as an example of a typical nineteenth century worker's cottage that has remained relatively intact. It still stands on a large section, which at one time would have provided the family with space for growing fruit and vegetables.

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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1871 -

Completion Date

7th June 2002

Report Written By

Melanie Lovell-Smith

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.