St Paul's Church (Anglican)

901 Purau Port Levy Rd, Port Levy

  • St Paul's Church (Anglican).
    Copyright: Church Property Trustees. Date: 3/11/2006.
  • St Paul’s Church (Anglican). October 1987. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: I J Lochhead.
  • St Paul’s Church (Anglican). October 1987. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: I J Lochhead.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5370 Date Entered 22nd August 1991

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Extent of List Entry

Extent includes the land described as Pt RS 667, Pt RS 667W, Blk V Pigeon Bay SD (CT CB135/28), Canterbury Land District and the building known as St Paul’s Church (Anglican) thereon. (Refer to the extent map tabled at the Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero Committee meeting on 8 October 2015.)

City/District Council

Christchurch City

Region

Canterbury Region

Legal description

Pt RS 667, Pt RS 667W, Blk V Pigeon Bay SD (CT CB135/28), Canterbury Land District

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This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. The following text is from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.

Built 1887- 8

Designed by Maddison, a notable Christchurch architect, and is a fine example of his design talents in the Gothic Revival style.

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Maddison, Joseph Clarkson

Joseph Maddison (1850-1923) was born in Greenwich and came to Lyttelton in 1872. He settled in Christchurch and commenced practice as an architect.

He designed a large number of public buildings, mainly in Canterbury, including The Church of the Holy Innocents, Amberley, the Anglican Church at Port Levy, Warner's Hotel (1881) and Clarendon Hotel (1902), both in Christchurch, Government Buildings, Christchurch (1913) and numerous private residences.

Maddison was well known as an industrial architect and was responsible for the warehouses of the Kaiapoi Woollen Company. His specialty, however, was in the design of freezing works. Among his designs were the Canterbury Freezing Works, Belfast (1883) and the Mataura Freezing Works, Canterbury and he is considered to have been one of the chief exponents in this field during the late nineteeenth century.

He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1887.

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Completion Date

1st August 1991

Report Written By

Mary O'Keeffe

A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Southern region 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.