Daisy Hill Farm House

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Daisy Hill Farm House
Daisy hill farmhouse 02.jpg
street view (rear of house)
General information
Location 15 Truscott Avenue, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand
Coordinates Coordinates: 41°13′34″S 174°47′46″E / 41.226107°S 174.795983°E / -41.226107; 174.795983
Completed 1857
Designated 25-Sep-1986
Reference no. 4110

Daisy Hill Farm House is a historic building in Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand.

The house was built in about 1860 for Robert Bould, a pioneer farmer.[1] He came to New Zealand with the New Zealand Company in the early 1840s and bought land, for a sheep farm, in Johnsonville in 1853.[2]

Between the wars, the sheep farm became a dairy farm, run by Hayes and later Martelli. The land supported nearly forty Jerseys, brindles and Ayrshires without extra crops for feed.[3]

Built in a simplified Georgian style it is one of the few remaining houses of this type in Wellington. The building, is classified as a "Category I" ("places of special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value") historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.[2]

Daisy hill farm house (view of rear from street)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cattell, J (1986) "Historic Buildings of Wellington" Wellington: Government Printing Office
  2. ^ a b "Daisy Hill Farm House". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  3. ^ Bremner, Julie (1987). Wellington’s Northern Suburbs 1919-1945. Wellington: Millwood Press. p. 95. ISBN 0-908582-80-3.