House (semi-detached)

98-100 Chester Street East, Christchurch

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List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7323 Date Entered 6th September 1996

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City/District Council

Christchurch City

Region

Canterbury Region

Legal description

Lot 4 DP 21206, Christchurch

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

Architectural:

This is one of four sets of semi-detached villas (or townhouses) built in 1892 by the architect William Widdowson. The style of the house is a plain Victorian Italianate.

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

(g) The technical accomplishment or value, or design of the place:

These two semi-detached houses were designed in a plain Victorian Italianate style and built in 1892. The main facade is symmetrical, with a double-storey bay window at either end. These bays are emphasised by a small pyramid roof over the upper floor, capped by an iron finial. The entrance porch features a verandah trimmed with iron lace under the eaves.

(k) The extent to which the place forms part of a wider historical and cultural complex or historical and cultural landscape:

This is one of four sets of semi-detached, late-Victorian townhouses. The group, as a whole, have considerable townscape and heritage significance. This type of residential development was relatively uncommon in the late-colonial era and is unique in Christchurch.

Conclusion:

The (semi-detached) Houses, Chester Street East, Christchurch are recommended for registration as a Category II as a place of historical and cultural heritage significance and value. As one our four sets of grouped townhouses, the houses are a comparatively unusual form of residential development for their time, and have considerable townscape significance. The houses were designed in a plain Victorian Italianate style.

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Physical Description

Architect:

William Widdowson

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1892 -
Style: Plain Victorian Italianate

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.