18 Haywood Street, Mornington, Dunedin

  • House 18 Haywood St, Mornington, Dunedin. East Facade. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Mrs M Richardson. Date: 22/04/1992.
  • House 18 Haywood St, Mornington, Dunedin. January 1996. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: L Galer.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7145 Date Entered 24th February 1994


City/District Council

Dunedin City


Otago Region

Legal description

Lot 1 & 2 DP 17674 & part Section 99 Blk VI Town District


This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1993. This report includes text from the original Proposal for Classification considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.

In the 1950s this Carpenter Gothic style house was in a state of disrepair and under demolition order. It was purchased by Dr G.M Emery, who removed it from its site by careful dismantling. Each piece was numbered and recorded and the house was rebuilt on land neighbouring Dr Emery's Haywood Street home. The rebuilding took from 1958-1969. This is an early example of the conservation of an historic building using largely original materials including diagonal weatherboard and slate roofing.

The history of the house dates back to Grace Sinclair who was one of three women issued with a right to buy land in 1853 and the deed to the site on Moray Place on which this house originally was signed in 1856. The house was built c1858. The house is a representative and important example of middle class inner city housing of the mid 19th Century.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1858 -

Carefully dismantled and moved. Rebuilt on current site 1958-1969

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.