Topic: Te Henui Vicarage

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This building constructed of Taranaki andesite was erected in 1845. When Bishop Selwyn visited New Plymouth in 1842 he chose the sites for St Mary's Church and Holy Trinity Church. The Revd. William Bolland was appinted Deacon in charge of the parish and an existing sandstone house at Te Henui was chosen as his residence.

The building which still exists today was an extension of the original house. It was at least partly designed by the noted architect Frederick Thatcher.

It was purchased by the New Plymouth City Council in 1949 from the Taranaki Anglican Trust Board. In conjunction with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust major restoration work was carried out in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

It has been used by New Plymouth Potters as their showroom since 1973.

Category I rating with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust

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