Location 116
Location #116 - The Bannockburn Hotel.
Map 5

Address
Bannockburn-Nevis Road

Area


Description

Location #116 - The Bannockburn Hotel. Bannockburn-Nevis Road, west side.


Still Standing

Yes



Construction Details

Timber framed, stucco finish. Built by William Young (Bill)

Location Type

Commercial Building


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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1932 - 1938 William Young Details
2 1939 - 1944 Cochrane Weir Henderson Details
3 c1940 - Mr & Mrs Henderson (Snr) Details
4 1941 - c1944 Miss Myrtle Iris Paton Details
5 1943 - 1944 Jack Debnam Stewart Roberts Details
6 1944 - 1951 Augustus Fairburn Details
7 1951 - 1965 Martin Heaney Details
8 1965 - 1979 Noel Kean Details
9 1979 - 1994 Maurice McConnell Details
10 1994 - 1999 Raynor, Kippenberger & Simpson Details
11 1999 - 2000 Michael John Balchin Details
12 2000 - 2001 Bernard Nolan Details
13 2001 - 2003 Messrs Turner and Ainsley Details
14 2003 - 2015 John Darby Details
15 2003 Messrs Shiliday & Norman Details
16 2003 - 2006 Glyn Whittaker Details
17 2006 - 2011 David & Dawn Gillespie Details
18 2011 - 2014 Tim Hanna Details
19 2014 - 2015 Mrs Bronwyn Stewart Details
20 2015 - 2016 J Worrell, S Durrant, M Swanscen, P Cannon Details
21 2016 Macintosh and Day Details

Notes

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Note Date Short Description Note Text
1847 1935 William Young built the new Bannockburn Hotel (location #116)in front of the old building (location #115) William Young built the new Bannockburn Hotel (location #116)in front of the old building (location #115).
1849 1939 Mr & Mrs Henderson purchased the Bannockburn Hotel from William Young. Mr & Mrs Henderson purchased the Bannockburn Hotel from William Young.
1854 1944 The Hendersons sold the Bannockburn Hotel to Mr & Mrs Fairburn. On 13 Nov 1944, the Henderson's sold the Bannockburn Hotel to Mr & Mrs Fairburn for the sum of £3,650. Mr & Mrs Hendrson moved to Cromwell where the Hendersons took over Congalton's garage.
1855 1941 Miss Mytle Iris Paton may have been a lodger at the Hotel. Miss Mytle Iris Paton may have been a lodger at the Hotel. She was a school teacher at the Bannockburn school. She later married Mr Chadcock who worked on the Lowburn dredge.
1856 1943-1944 Jack Roberts lived at the Bannockburn Hotel as a lodger. This is the earliest record (electoral roll) for Mr Roberts in Bannockburn. He may have lived in the Bannockburn Hotel for some years before this. It appears that Mr Roberts took the photographs for the opening day of the Bannockburn Bowling Club on 5 Nov 1921. Jack Roberts was a bachelor and he lived at the hotel with the Henderson family. He traveled around the district on a bicycle. When Mr & Mrs Henderson sold the hotel, Mr Roberts moved to Cromwell where he also lived in a hotel.
1858 1965 Mr Noel Kean purchased the Bannockburn Hotel from Mr Martin Heaney. Mr Noel Kean purchased the Bannockburn Hotel from Mr Martin Heaney.
1859 1999 The Bannockburn Hotel was purchased by Mr Michael Balchin. The Bannockburn Hotel was purchased by Mr Michael Balchin.
1860 2000 The Bannockburn Hotel was sold to Mr Bernard Nolan in December 2000 the Bannockburn Hotel was sold to Mr Bernard Nolan. The Balchins moved away from the area.
3508 1941 - 1951 General notes. This was the baghouse and loading platform for the New Cairnmuir Colliery Company mine. It also included a coal screening plant. For more information see location #186
1862 2001 In Dec 2001 the Bannockburn Hotel was sold to Messrs Turner and Ainsley. In Dec 2001 the Bannockburn Hotel was sold to Messrs Turner and Ainsley.
1864 2003 The Bannockburn Hotel was sold to Mr John Darby. In April 2003, Messrs Turner and Ainsley sold the Bannockburn Hotel to Mr John Darby.
1865 2003 The Bannockburn Hotel is purchased by Mr John Darby. In April 2003, Mr John Darby, a property developer from Queenstown purchased the hotel. (It may have been for a group of Queenstown businessman). He/they owned the property until 2015, and it was leased to various proprietors during this time.
1867 2003-2006 Glyn and Jeanette Whittaker held the lease on the Bannockburn Hotel from Aug 2003 to Oct 2006. Glyn and Jeanette Whittaker held the lease on the Bannockburn Hotel from Aug 2003 to Oct 2006.
1868 2006-2011 Dave and Dawn Gillespie held the lease on the Bannockburn Hotel from 2006 to 2011. Dave and Dawn Gillespie held the lease on the Bannockburn Hotel from 2006 to 2011.
1869 2009 A mini tornado hits the Bannockburn Hotel On 25 Jan 2009, a mini tornado struck the hotel and tore a large part of the roof off and dumped it on nearby power lines, vehicles, and int he surrounding paddocks. Luckily none of the patrons in the hotel were injured.
1870 2009 A fire breaks out in the hotel. On 28 Aug, around 1 pm a fire broke out in a deep fat fryer in the kitchen. The staff tackled the fire with 6 fire extinguishers but it quickly took hold and the fire brigade was called. The staff and the 12 patrons who were eating lunch quickly left the building. The fire spread rapidly into the roof and through the kitchen, dining room and bar area. Volunteer fire fighters from Alexander, Clyde and Cromwell took two hours to douse the fire. The Cromwell fire chief, Steve Shaw said: " The fire had spread through the roof but had not spread to the main structure. There was a reasonable amount of damage to the roof, and water damage. " The fire investigators found the cause of the fire was a faulty thermostat on the deep fat fryer. The next day, the hotel operated the bar from the beer garden. To keep their licence, by law, they had to keep the bar open. The situation continued while the smoke and water damaged bar area was repaired. The kitchen and the dining area were closed off and rebuilt at a later date. Light means were served from the bar, but prepared in a relocatable container kitchen situated behind the hotel.
1871 2011 The kitchen and dining area were finally rebuilt. The kitchen and dining area was finally rebuilt and the hotel reopened the restaurant.
1872 2011 The Gillespie's lease was up for renewal, and they decided not to renew it. The Gillespie's lease was up for renewal, and they decided not to renew it.
1873 2011-2014 In May of 2011, Tim Hanna took up the lease on the hotel. In May of 2011, Tim Hanna took up the lease on the Bannockburn Hotel. He was John Darby's brother-in-law. He held the lease until 2014 when he moved to Lumsden.
1874 2014 The hotel is run by Bronwyn Stewart. The hotel is run by Bronwyn Stewart who lived next to the hotel.

Images

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Image Id Source Date Short Description
308 Paul Crump 1998 Location #116 - looking south west View Image
741 Mr K Scott - Bannockburn c1940 Bannockburn Hotel - Dwelling #116 View Image
978 The Mirror - community newspaper Central Otago March 2003 Lessees of the Bannockburn Hotel (location #116) - Nicholas John Shilliday and Karlene Isobel Norman. View Image
1619 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 27 Sep 2009 Kitchen fire at the Bannockburn Hotel View Image
1621 Southland Times 28 Sep 2009 Bannockburn Hotel (location #166) - Fire Report View Image
1823 Mt T C Emmmett - Bannockburn c1980 Bannockburn Hotel - location #116 View Image
1878 Ron Murray collection c1944/51 Bannockburn Hotel - location #116. View Image