Basin Reserve Pavilion

Sussex Street, Basin Reserve, Wellington

  • Basin Reserve Pavilion.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Anika Klee. Date: 14/05/2009.
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    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Anika Klee. Date: 14/05/2009.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 1339 Date Entered 18th March 1982 Date of Effect 18th March 1982


Extent of List Entry

Extent includes part of the land described as Lot 1 DP 90475 (RT WN58A/615), Wellington Land District and the building known as the Basin Reserve Pavilion and its fittings and fixtures.

City/District Council

Wellington City


Wellington Region

Legal description

Lot 1 DP 90475 (RT WN58A/615), Wellington Land District

Location description

Included in the Basin Reserve Historic Area (Register no. 7441).


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WCC Engineers Dept.

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Physical Description

The Basin Reserve Pavilion is a simple, one-tiered stand, built of reinforced concrete with a corrugated iron roof. The main entrance is on Sussex Street. This entrance leads to a vestibule with ticket booths on both sides and a sweeping staircase leading to the top floor. Behind the staircase, doors lead to a corridor which links with the rear of a reception room, which houses the Cricket Museum, and which also leads to other storage rooms. Access to men's toilets and changing rooms beneath is via an entrance on the north side of the stand. There is another set of men's toilets on the south side of the stand. It remains in largely original condition, and in its main vestibule, stairs, and reception room, has some very fine spaces. It also contains the Edward Dixon clock, a relic from the Caledonian Stand, the previous occupier of the site.

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1924 -

Other Information

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.