Walnut Cottage

760 Fairlie-Tekapo Road, Kimbell

  • Walnut Cottage. February 1992. Original image submitted at time of registration.
    Copyright: NZHPT Field Record Form Collection. Taken By: Mrs K Collyer.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5476 Date Entered 1st July 1993


Extent of List Entry

Extent includes the land described as Lot 11 DP 186 (CT CB26K/287), Canterbury Land District and the building known as Walnut Cottage thereon. It does not include any other buildings on the land.

City/District Council

Mackenzie District


Canterbury Region

Legal description

Lot 11 DP 186 (CT CB26K/287), Canterbury Land District


The following text is from the original Proposal for Classification report presented to the Board 1 July 1993.

Walnut Cottage is one of a group of three surviving limestone buildings situated adjacent to the Kimbell Hotel. It was built in 1878 from local limestone by T Foden (Builder) and F Brehaut (Stonemason). Architecturally it is a good example of the use of stone in South Canterbury buildings.

The cottage is historically significant because of its former use as a post office, and its association with the early development of Kimbell township.


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Physical Description

Builder: T Foden

Stonemason: F Brehaut

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1878 -

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.