Fotheringhame House (Former)

2395 State Highway 16, Parkhurst Road, Helensville

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5407 Date Entered 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.

City/District Council

Auckland Council (Rodney District Council)


Auckland Council

Legal description

Lot 1 DP 153650 (CT NA91C/699), North Auckland Land District

Location description

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.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1893 - 1894

Completion Date

1st February 1992

Report Written By

Mary O'Keeffe

Other Information

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.