Town Hall

Kirkwood Street, Cambridge

  • Town Hall, Cambridge. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Steve Parker. Taken By: Steve Parker – Spark-Photo. Date: 26/08/2015.
  • Town Hall, Cambridge. CC Licence 2.0 Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Brian Gratwicke - Wikimedia Commons. Taken By: Brian Gratwicke. Date: 3/01/2010.
  • Town Hall, Cambridge. c.1911 Ref: 1/2-006117-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22878023.
    Copyright: No Known Copyright Restrictions. Taken By: Frederick George Radcliffe.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Able to Visit
List Number 4187 Date Entered 5th September 1985


City/District Council

Waipa District


Waikato Region

Legal description

Sec 575 Cambridge East


Construction Professionalsopen/close

Herrold , Arthur B (1874-1943)

Comparatively little is known about the early life of Arthur Bibra Herrold, although his family may have come from colonial Bengal. By 1908, Herrold was practicing architecture in Auckland, winning a competition for the design of Cambridge Town Hall (erected 1909). He also gained first prize in a competition for Parnell Library in 1909, although this was never built.

Subsequent structures for which Herrold was responsible included Monavale Homestead, Cambridge (1910), Warkworth Town Hall (1911), Taihape Town Hall (in conjunction with H.J. Doherty, 1912) and commercial premises of steel frame design in Queen Street, Auckland (1915). A keen bowls player, he also provided the plans for a Bowling Club Pavilion in Cambridge (1914) free of charge. Herrold appears to have been involved in several legal wrangles during his career, including a court case in 1916. He is believed to have left New Zealand approximately at this time, becoming a sugar plantation owner in Ba, Fiji.

Additional informationopen/close

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.