Johnstone Farmhouse

Ashton St, Johnstone Farm, Mosgiel

  • Johnstone Farmhouse.
    Copyright: Alison Rutherford.
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    Copyright: Alison Rutherford.
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    Copyright: Alison Rutherford.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7146 Date Entered 24th February 1994


City/District Council

Dunedin City


Otago Region

Legal description

part Section 3 Blk III East Taieri 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.

Johnstone Farmhouse has historical significance as a result of its association with the Todd family, one of the pioneering families of the Taieri Plain who were significant in the settlement and development of the area. Andrew Todd Snr was involved with local affairs including the Presbyterian Church and sat on the Otago Provincial Council in 1860.

Johnstone Farmhouse was completed by 1861 and is a picturesque example of mid 19th Century domestic architecture utilising restrained Georgian symmetrical design. The exterior is roughcast, applied to the weatherboard cladding in the 1920's. Interior features include wood panelling of the entrance foyer, a variety of wooden dados and pressed metal ceiling in the front drawing room.


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Construction Dates

Roughcast applied to the weatherboard cladding

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.