77 Almorah Rd, Epsom, Auckland

  • Rannoch.
    Copyright: The James Wallace Arts Trust. Date: 14/11/2008.
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    Copyright: The James Wallace Arts Trust.
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    Copyright: The James Wallace Arts Trust.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7198 Date Entered 23rd June 1994


City/District Council

Auckland Council (Auckland City Council)


Auckland Council

Legal description

part lot 6 DP 10257, pt allot 32 sec 6 suburbs of Auckland


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.

Rannoch is a large well crafted domestic residence built in 1915, incorporating Arts & Crafts philosophies with some bungalow imagery. It has stone foundations and ground floor walls and is otherwise constructed of timber with extensive shingle cladding. The interior has rimu panelling with gallery and elliptical staircase. For many years the architect was thought to be Roy Binney, however recent research shows this to be the work of a little known architect, James Lloyd.

The historical significance of the house results from its association with two prominent Aucklanders, Frederick John Rayner and Sir Carrick Robertson. The house was built for Rayner, a Canadian born American who settled in Auckland in 1900. He was well known as a dentist and was involved with a variety of other activities. He was governing director of Amalgamated Theatres and had logging interests at Piha.

From 1932-63 the house was owned by Sir Carrick Robertson, knighted for his services to medicine. He was associated with the foundation of Mater Misericordiae Hospital.


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Physical Description

Architect: James Lloyd

Builders: Construction Co. Ltd

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1914 -
Style: Arts and Crafts

Other Information

A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Northern 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.