The Stone House

108 Derby Street, Westport

  • The Stone House, Westport.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Mike Vincent. Date: 19/06/2012.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7191 Date Entered 22nd June 1994


Extent of List Entry

Extent includes the land described as Sec 449 Town of Westport (CT NL87/31), Nelson Land District, and the building known as The Stone House thereon. No other building on the land described is included in the registration.

City/District Council

Buller District


West Coast Region

Legal description

Sec 449 Town of Westport (CT NL87/31), Nelson Land District


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 architectural significance of this Westport house lies with its radical form of construction for its time. It is built of hollow concrete blocks, rusticated on the exterior surface to represent stone on the ground floor and ashlar or smooth finish on the first storey to represent masonry. This is one of only a few known examples from this period. The house is a two storey Italianate styled bay window villa, many examples of which are on the national register constructed in timber.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1909 - 1911
In 1908 Maxwell & Mann imported a concreate block machine. The Beddell family house was built between 5 Jan 1909 and 14 Oct 1911.

Information Sources

Evening Post

Evening Post

8 June 1926, p.8

Grey River Argus

Grey River Argus

5 Jan 1909, p.2

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.