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 in the south 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] Armed conflict took place in the area at Boulcott's Farm in 1846 during the Hutt Valley Campaign.

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:

The nearest state intermediate (Year 7 and 8) schools are Naenae Intermediate School in Avalon to the north-east or Hutt Intermediate School in Woburn to the south. The nearest state secondary (Year 9–13) school is Naenae College in Avalon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutt City Council - 2006 Hutt City Demographic Profile Archived December 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. 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 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 

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