Fotheringhame House (Former)
2395 State Highway 16, Parkhurst Road, Helensville
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
20th February 1992
Extent of List Entry
Extent includes the land described as Lot 1 DP 153650 (CT NA91C/699), North Auckland Land District, and the building known as Fotheringhame House (Former) thereon.
Auckland Council (Rodney District Council)
Lot 1 DP 153650 (CT NA91C/699), North Auckland Land District
Corner of Parkhurst Road
This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. This report includes the text from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.
This house was built c.1893-1&94. It is associated with the farming era of Helensville's development rather than its earlier timber days. The house occupies the site of an earlier homestead once owned by James McLeod, a member of one of Helensville's founding families. For a time the house was owned by local identity Charles Newman who was Helensville's first Town Clerk, and who is credited with having the first cattle sales in the District. The house is a well-known local feature, has visual appeal and has a commanding site at the junction of two main roads. It retains some original architectural features.
1893 - 1894
1st February 1992
Report Written By
A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Northern 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.