Hurworth Cottage (Open Weekends)

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Access to Hurworth is only by guided tour - please telephone (04) 494 8048 to make a booking. Hurworth was a settlement established near New Plymouth in the 1850s. Of the six houses in the settlement four were destroyed in the New Zealand Wars and another lost to fire. Built in 1855-56 by pioneer settler and future four-time Premier of New Zealand, (Sir) Harry Atkinson, this modest cottage (also christened Hurworth) is the only remaining building of the small Taranaki settlement that flourished during the 1850s. Hurworth is typical of early settlers dwellings in its simplicity rectangular in shape, clad in vertical board and batten with a pitched roof and French doors opening onto a four-sided veranda. The cottage was donated to Heritage New Zealand in 1967 and restored to its original specifications. It was during this time graffiti from the New Zealand Wars was uncovered - which continues to fascinate visitors today.

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Lat: -39.130377 Lng: 174.070727

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