Boulcott

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Boulcott
Basic information
Local authority Lower Hutt City
Population 2,448 (2006 [1])
Facilities
Hospitals(s) Hutt Hospital, Boulcott Hospital
Surrounds
Northeast Avalon
East Epuni
South Lower Hutt CBD
West Tirohanga
Northwest Belmont

Boulcott is a central suburb of Lower Hutt City situated at the bottom of the North Island of New Zealand. The suburb lies about a kilometre north-east of the Lower Hutt CBD.

Boulcott takes its name after Almon Boulcott, who farmed in the area in the 1840s.[2] Two Lower Hutt hospitals; Hutt Hospital and Boulcott Hospital, lie in Boulcott.

As of 2013 the oldest house in the area stands in Fry Street. Formerly known as "The Glebe", it served as a local Gentleman's Club in the early 20th century.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Boulcott has two schools:

  1. Boulcott School , a state contributing primary (Year 1–6) school. It has 299 students as of March 2014.[3]
  2. St Oran's College, a state-integrated Presbyterian girls' Year 7–13 secondary school. It has 502 students as of March 2014.[3]

State intermediate (Year 7 and 8) students in the area can attend Naenae Intermediate School in Avalon to the north-east or Hutt Intermediate School in Woburn to the south. State secondary (Year 9–13) students can attend Naenae College in Avalon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutt City Council - 2006 Hutt City Demographic Profile Retrieved: 7 January 2009
  2. ^ Te Ara: The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand - Hutt Valley - central and west Retrieved: 10 January 2009
  3. ^ a b "Directory of Schools - as at 1 April 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 

Coordinates: 41°12′13″S 174°55′18″E / 41.203616°S 174.921551°E / -41.203616; 174.921551