64 Knights Rd, Lower Hutt

  • Offices.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Helen McCracken. Date: 25/11/2001.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7185 Date Entered 23rd June 1994


City/District Council

Hutt City


Wellington Region

Legal description

part sec 25 Lot 2 DP 28029 City of Lower Hutt


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

The Knights Road office building is a single storey Italianate style bay villa built in 1907, featuring two bay windows on the Knights Road frontage. The significance of this building is that it is one of only a few known examples from the turn of the century utilising moulded concrete brickwork construction. The moulded brickwork gives the building a distinctive rusticated stone appearance.

Alterations were undertaken following the 1942 earthquake. The parapets were removed and the resulting pitched roof with shiplapped weatherboarded gable ends and exposed rafters under the eaves was almost certainly the work of architect J W Chapman-Taylor. The main entrance and hall have not suffered any major alterations, retaining its contemporary Edwardian style. The building is a well known landmark in Lower Hutt because of its distinctive appearance.


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Notable Features

Moulded concrete blockwork.

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1907 -

1942 -
Alterations: 1942 (circa) following earthquake

Completion Date

16th August 2001

Report Written By

Helen McCracken

Other Information

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.