26 - 28 Ross Place, Lawrence
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
19th April 1990
Extent of List Entry
The registration includes the land in Certificates of title OT88/44 and OT88/43 and the two shop buildings, their fixtures and fittings thereon.
Pt Sec 6, Pt Sec 47, Sec 7 and Sec 46 Blk LXII Town of Lawrence (CTs OT88/44 and OT88/43)
These single-storeyed shops were probably built in the later part of the nineteenth century, and are evident in photographs taken at the turn of the century. The buildings are typical of the nineteenth century commercial premises which used to stand cheek-by-jowl along the main street of Lawrence. The small shops often had timber facades, as these do, typical of the period. The two adjoining shops represent the nineteenth century streetscape of Lawrence.
26 Ross Place
The building is a double brick structure plastered over to the east elevation. The shop frontage is timber and would appear to be in, more or less original condition, with double hung windows either side of the single entrance door, the original timber cornices supporting the windows, and grooved detailed window frames. Large timber ship-lap boards to the parapet create a more solid appearance. Turned timber details on either side of the central parapet would appear to be original. Timber quoins to the edges add the appearance of depth. The verandah occurs at what would be the cornice position. Timber brackets visually support the verandah and add to the decoration of the building. The building is of nineteenth century colonial commercial form.
An aerial photograph provided by Clutha District Council indicates that the building is composed of two parallel single gable structures which join to make the single shop front.
28 Ross Place
A plastered double brick building, with a timber façade and parapet to the street front. The building has a lean-to verandah and posts which may have been added later. The shop front is not original.
The aerial photograph shows that this is a single-gabled building with an extension to the rear.
Two nineteenth century shop buildings.
1st June 2006
Report Written By
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)
Land Information New Zealand
Deeds Index L282 M309
Deeds Register 24/874
Certificates of Title: OT88/43, OT88/44, OT 34/122
A fully referenced copy of this report is available from the NZHPT Otago/Southland Area Office
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.