Gilberthorpe cottage, back

1940

Gilberthorpe cottage, back

1940

Charles and Ann Gilberthorpe emigrated from Nottinghamshire on board the Mary Anne, arriving in Lyttelton on 4 August 1859. In May 1861 they were granted 21 acres of land in Hei Hei at a cost of £42 on what is now known as Gilberthorpes Road and built this cottage. They liked to call the little three roomed cottage “Carlton Villa” after the village they had come from. Later this was enlarged to five rooms. Charles died in 1915 and Ann in 1921. A daughter, Annie, lived in the cottage until she died in 1941. The cottage was then rented for some years and later used by the Presbyterians, mainly for a Sunday school, until it was demolished in the spring of 1989.

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