Topic: 35 Hine Street (circa 1850s-60s/1890s)

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It is likely the rear section of this Hine Street cottage dates to the mid-Nineteenth Century


35 Hine Street front view 2017


This cottage is thought to have been built in two stages - the original rear section sometime in the mid 1800s, and the front section in the late 1800s.

The rear section may have originally been clad in vertical board and batten and retains a profile similar to other board and batten cottages - this section is currently clad in fibrolite and it is likely the original cladding remains underneath. The front section is clad in rusticated weatherboard typical of other early New Plymouth cottages constructed in the early 1900s.

The New Plymouth Town Board Rating Book for 1875-76 gives a valuation of £27.

A building is marked on Skinner's 1880 map of New Plymouth near the site of 35 Hine Street - this is possibly the building currently on the site.

In May 1892, Section 60, Hine Street, was advertised for sale by land agent William Courtney with "seven-roomed house, price only £150". Given no other house is thought to have been constructed on the section at this time, the advertisement very likely refers to the present house, and indicates that the front extension was constructed by this date.

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35 Hine Street (circa 1850s-60s/1890s)

City:New Plymouth