Location 237
Dwelling #237.
Map 11

Jocelyn Road / Gully Road



Dwelling #237. Corner of Jocelyn Road and Gully Road, western side.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Mud brick with timber and corrugated iron roof.

Location Type


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Interested Parties

The table below shows the groups of people that had an interest in this property, either as owners, residents, tenants or shareholders. Clicking on the 'Details' link will display a list of the individuals in the group along with any known historical information about them.

Group Date Description
1 c1929 - 1935 Robert Toms Details
2 1935 - 1952 Theodore Toms Details
3 1952 - c1960 John Lavender Details
4 c1960 - c1965 Alexander Wilson Details
5 c1960 Ian Haggitt Details
6 c1965 - c1977 Richard Anderson Details
7 c1976 Les Topping Details
8 c1977 - c1979 Rodney Hall Details
9 c1979 - 2006 Ian Lloyd Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2669 c1930 The Toms family move to dwelling #237. About this time, Robert Toms sold dwelling #228 with the surrounding orchard to Mr D J Donaldson. The Toms family mover to dwelling #237 which Robert Toms had built with sun dried mud bricks. The material for the bricks was obtained from close by the site. The timber and iron was brought back from Dunedin, having been part of the exhibition buildings of the New Zealand and South Seas exhibition. The mud-brick wall were initially not plastered, but in later years were rough cast with cement plaster. Robert Toms continued to farm dairy cows and run his orchard.
2673 1935 Theodore Toms purchased the farm and dwelling #237. Robert Toms and his family moved to Dunedin. Dwelling #237 and the dairy farm was sold to Robert's nephew Theodore Henry Toms.
2674 1935 Theo. Toms purchased the farm from his uncle Robert Toms. Theo. Toms purchased the dairy farm, including dwelling #237 from his uncle Robert Toms.
2678 1952 John Lavender purchased dwelling #237. Mr Lavender and his family moved from Dunedin to Bannockburn. He purchased dwelling #237 and the dairy farm from Mr Theo Toms.
2679 c1960 Mr Wilson purchased dwelling 3237 from John Lavender. It appears that Mr Wilson purchased dwelling #237 and the dairy farm from My Lavender. Mr Wilson farmed the land while living in dwelling #228.
2680 c1965 The farm was sold to me Anderson from Kawarau Station. The farm, along with dwelling #237, was sold to Mr Anderson from Kawarau Station.
2681 ? The Haggitt may have rented dwelling 3237. It appears that the Haggitt family may have rented dwelling #237 from Mr Wilson. They had come from Fairlight, and moved to Mount Difficulty Station where they took up the position of married couple.
2682 c1965 Mr Anderson of Kawarau Station purchased dwelling #237. Mr Richard Anderson of Kawarau Station purchased the land around and including dwelling 3237 from Mr Wilson. He did not live in dwelling #237 but it was rented at times.
2683 c1976 Les Topping and family rented dwelling #237. Mr Les Topping and family rented dwelling #237 for some months while they waited for a Ministry of Works house to become available in Cromwell.
2684 c1977 The Hall family rented dwelling #237. The Hall family rented dwelling #237 from Mr Anderson for some time, then purchased the property. Mr Hall was an electronics technician for Bob Howard Electrical in Cromwell, while Diane Hall was a nurse at the Cromwell Medical Centre. They had one son and one daughter.
2685 c1979 Mr Ian Lloyd purchased the farm, and dwelling #237 from Mr Hall. Mr Lloyd sold his farm on Wanaka Road and purchased the farm, and dwelling #237 from Mr Hall.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
325 Paul Crump 1998 Dwelling #237 - looking west. View Image
1299 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 9 Mar 1949 Bannockburn Rifle Range - Birnies Gully (location #209) View Image