Ashburton Courthouse

Ashburton Courthouse

Building Details

Name of Building: Ashburton Courthouse
Location: Baring Square West,
Ashburton, 7700
Date Plaque Unveiled: 25 July 2019
Current Owners: Ministry of Justice
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Brief Historical Information:

Ashburton's first courthouse was built in January 1879, on what is now known as the old "Farmers" building site, situated on the corner of Havelock and East Streets, adjacent to Bearing Square East.

The current courthouse, which sits on the opposite corner of Baring Square, was built to replace the earlier courthouse and was opened on 3rd June 1938, by the Hon H.G.R. Mason, the then Minister of Justice. This modest little Art Deco building was designed by the Government Architect of the time, John Mair.

Restoration and Current Owner Story

Coming soon...

Related Links

  • Heritage NZ Inventory - Link to be provided
  • District Council Heritage - Link to be provided

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