The Glebe (Lower Hutt)

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The Glebe
The Glebe Lower Hutt 11.JPG
General information
Type House
Architectural style Victorian
Location Boulcott, Lower Hutt
Coordinates 41°12′8.05″S 174°55′23.35″E / 41.2022361°S 174.9231528°E / -41.2022361; 174.9231528Coordinates: 41°12′8.05″S 174°55′23.35″E / 41.2022361°S 174.9231528°E / -41.2022361; 174.9231528
Completed 1856
Design and construction
Architect William Corbett
Other designers Frederick de Jersey Clere
Official name The Glebe
Designated 1986
Reference no. 4144

The Glebe is probably the oldest surviving house in the Hutt Valley, New Zealand,[1] and was the first vicarage to be built in the Hutt Valley. The building is classified as a "Category I" historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, since renamed to Heritage New Zealand.

Built in 1856 on land given to the Anglican church by Edward Gibbon Wakefield. The house was designed by William Corbett, a church warden for the Naenae district. At the turn of the 20th century a new vicarage was built, and the house was on sold to prominent Wellington architect Frederick de Jersey Clere. Clere renamed the house "The Glebe", which is an old term for land owned by the church. He also added on a southern wing extension to the house.

The building is a two-storey, timber weatherboard home with a gable roof - originally the roof was made from shingles. The window hoods aren't original, and an original exterior staircase has since been removed.[2]


  1. ^ "Christ Church". Hutt City Council. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Glebe". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 16 April 2016.