Blackball Hilton

Hart St, Blackball

  • Blackball Hilton, Blackball. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Shellie Evans . Taken By: Shellie Evans – flyingkiwigirl. Date: 2/11/2016.
  • Blackball Hilton. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: John Abel. Taken By: John Abel. Date: 5/07/2006.
  • Blackball Hilton. November 1989. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand . Taken By: A E McEwan.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7115 Date Entered 17th December 1993


City/District Council

Grey District


West Coast Region

Legal description

Lots 52,53 & 54 DP 84, Pt Sec 3 Blk II Mawheranui SD


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.

The Blackball Hilton is a two storeyed timber hotel building thought to date from either 1897 or 1908. With its hipped roof, full height verandah and near symmetry, the front elevation is almost archetypal of small town Edwardian hotel design. The building has an unsympathetic side addition dating from 1981. Private accommodation was added in 1991.


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Construction Dates

1981 -
Unsympathetic side addition dating from 1981

1991 -
Private accommodation added

Original Construction
1897 -

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.