Leithendel

367 Malvern Street, Glenleith, Dunedin

  • Leithendel.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Jonathan Howard. Date: 17/09/2008.
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    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Jonathan Howard. Date: 17/09/2008.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 1 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 4697 Date Entered 26th November 1987

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City/District Council

Dunedin City

Region

Otago Region

Legal description

Lot 2 DP 10675 Lot 2 DP 13005 & pt Sec 74 Blk 9 North Harbour & Blueskin SD

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Physical Description

ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION (Style):

The style is basically carpenter gothic a North American development) with classical embellishments. The gables are steeply pitched with elaborate barge boards and turned finials, but the parapets above the bay windows are classical with brackets, cornices and balustrading. The pediment over the front window is classical also in its proportions but the house gives the impression of being carpenter gothic because of its high gables and fretted boards. The basic structure of the house may have been a kit-set, brought from Britain as ballast in an early sailing ship.

MODIFICATION:

It is not known how much the house was modified when it was shifted but there have been few changes to the exterior judging by a 1880s photograph. Inside the kitchen and bathroom have been modernised.

Notable Features

Its age and gothic qualities.

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1865 -

Other Information

This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. This report includes the text from the original Building Classification Committee report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.

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.