Mount Victoria Heritage Study report

In 2016 and 2017, the Council undertook a study of Mount Victoria heritage to get an understanding of what typifies the historic character of the suburb and how, for example, the buildings in Mount Victoria differ from houses in other parts of the city.

Mount Victoria is of great importance to the history of Wellington. It was established early in the city’s history and still includes many early houses which are of architectural and historical value. 

The results of the study are in this report. It includes an overview, with maps and details of the study area, in-depth reports of seven areas considered to have high levels of physical integrity, and individual reports on 39 buildings of particular interest in Mount Victoria.

Mt Victoria Heritage Study report (1.4MB PDF)

  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgements
  • Purpose
  • Scope
  • Present planning provisions in Mt Victoria
  • Mt Victoria Pre-1930s Demolition Rule Area and the Mt Victoria North Residential Character Area
  • Methodology and project timeframes
  • Results
  • Overview of Mt Victoria heritage
  • Conclusion
  • Future work
  • Appendix 1.: Mt Victoria Heritage Project plan
  • Appendix 2: Mt Victoria heritage audit template
  • Appendix 3: Mapping of Mt Victoria heritage

Appendix 4: Heritage area reports (11.5MB PDF)

  • Armour Avenue 
  • Doctors Common 
  • Elizabeth Street 
  • Elllice Street 
  • Lower Hawker Street 
  • Moir Street 
  • Porritt Avenue 

Appendix 5: Individual house reports (14.7MB PDF)

  • 10 Armour Avenue 
  • 20 Austin Street 
  • 21 Austin Street 
  • 26 Austin Street
  • 28 Austin Street
  • 38 Austin Street
  • 67 Austin Street
  • 83 Austin Street
  • 89 Austin Street
  • 140 Austin Street
  • 25 Brougham Street
  • 31 Brougham Street
  • 64 Brougham Street
  • 70 Brougham Street
  • 71 Brougham Street
  • 77-79 Brougham Street
  • 87 Brougham Street
  • 89 Brougham Street
  • 91 Brougham Street
  • 111 Brougham Street
  • 115 Brougham Street
  • 134 Brougham Street
  • 22 Edge Hill
  • 53 Ellice Street
  • 68 Ellice Street
  • 34 Hawker Street
  • 2 Kennedy Street
  • 4-6 Levy Street
  • 64 Majoribanks Street
  • 98 Majoribanks Street
  • 11 McFarlane Street
  • 23 Pat Lawlor Close
  • 56 Pirie Street
  • 58 Pirie Street
  • 66 Pirie Street
  • 49 Porritt Avenue
  • 1 Queen Street
  • 14 Queen Street
  • 31 Shannon Street

More information

Phone 04 499 4444
Email 

heritage@wcc.govt.nz