Church Steps - Nelson, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 41° 16.521 E 173° 17.027
59G E 691274 N 5428160
Quick Description: The granite steps leading up to Christ Church Cathedral from Trafalgar Street have a Category 1 listing from Heritage New Zealand since 1989.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 12/3/2014 9:38:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMN0RM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
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Long Description:
The steps are named after Thomas Cawthron, the founder of the Cawthron Institute, a scientific research centre in Nelson. Cawthron financed the construction of the steps in 1912 and 1913, using granite from a quarry in Tonga Bay in what is now Abel Tasman National Park. The first church was built on top of Church Hill in 1851. In 1887 a second church was constructed on the site, mainly utilising the timbers of the original. In 1925 work began on the current building, of Takaka marble. Due to high costs it took many years to complete. The concrete tower was added in 1965. (visit link)

List Entry Status: Registered
List Entry Type: Historic Place Category 1
List Number: 253
Date Entered: 21st September 1989

Cawthron steps
Church Hill
South Island
New Zealand
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 9/21/1989

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Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

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Year placed: 1912 - 1913

Admission fees if any: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of operation:
24 hours a day

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