Workers' Dwelling

84 Forest Lake Road, Hamilton

  • Workers' Dwelling, Hamilton. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Warwick Kellerway. Date: 6/06/1985.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 4346 Date Entered 19th March 1986


City/District Council

Hamilton City


Waikato Region

Legal description

Lot 4 DP 7943


Woburn Temple designed 15 Workers' Dwellings for this settlement each of single-storey villa or transitional bungalow type. Plans for eight of these designs are known to exist. This house conforms to Design Type 3, but has different chimney and wash house lean-to and 4 rooms.

The building is a small colonial villa with hipped roof, verandah across the front elevation and very shallow eaves.

The cladding is rusticated weatherboard. A pale brick (possibly Huntly bricks) chimney extends through the roof on the east side. The chimney is plain with none of the decorative courses seen on the Workers' Dwellings built at 78 and 126 Forest Lake Road. The front door is glazed and panelled. A lean-to visible on the west elevation does not continue the entire length of the rear of the house but ends as a covered passage open at the eastern end. A separate building forms the north wall of this passage at the eastern end.


Construction Professionalsopen/close

Temple, Woburn

Architect Woburn Temple was the Department of Labour Staff Architect from 1907 until 1915/

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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1916 -

Information Sources

Williams, 2007

Lynette Williams, Laurenson Settlement Workers' Dwellings, Forest Lake Road, Hamilton (LN Library, 993.3 LAU).

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.