726 Pahiatua Aokautere Road (Pahiatua Track) Aokautere, Palmerston North
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
17th December 1993
Extent of List Entry
Extent includes part of the land described as Lot 5 DP 91000 ( CT WN58C/933), Wellington Land District and the structure known as Stone Wall thereon, which extends for c. 120 metres along the eastern boundary of the land parcel.
Palmerston North City
Horizons (Manawatu-Wanganui) Region
Lot 5 DP 91000 (CT WN58C/933), Wellington 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.
Dry stone walling is a construction technique whereby stones are not fixed by means of a mortar. This dry stone wall is an excellent example of the technique using readily available greywacke. It is thought to be some 120 metres long. Being mostly sand and swamp country, Manawatu has no great stone working tradition and the dry stone wall is a rare, if not unique, example of this technique in Manawatu. A date of 1922 has been suggested.
A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Central 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.