Staples House

15 William Street, Akaroa

  • Staples House.
    Copyright: Akaroa Civic Trust.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5447 Date Entered 25th June 1992


Extent of List Entry

Extent of registration includes the land described as Lot 2 DP 21987 (CT CB16K/1153), Canterbury Land District and the building known as Staples House thereon.

City/District Council

Christchurch City


Canterbury Region

Legal description

Lot 2 DP 21987 (CT CB16K/1153), Canterbury Land District


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 cottage, built c.1880, contributes to the picturesque character of Akaroa's streetscape. It may also deserve classification as part of an historic area and this will be looked at in due course in the context of the many other picturesque cottages in Akaroa.

It has some historic significance because of its association with a single family, the Staples, from c.1880 until at least 1914. At one time the [Staples] family were local green grocers.

The dormers were added in 1969.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1880 -

1969 -
Dormers added

Completion Date

1st June 1992

Report Written By

Mary O'Keeffe

Other Information

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.