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Overton, Rangitīkei

Overton, Rangitīkei

The homestead Overton in Rangitīkei departed from the usual classical and Gothic revival styles, and was built in the Tudor revival or Elizabethan style. It was designed by Frederick de Jersey Clere and was completed in 1884 for the parliamentarian Francis Arkwright. The building was unusual in its use of concrete rather than brick or cob in the spaces between its timber frame. This sketch shows the house in 1906. 

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Progress, 1 May 1906, p. 166

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Julia Gatley, 'Domestic architecture - 19th-century domestic architecture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/45058/overton-rangitikei (accessed 7 August 2020)

Story by Julia Gatley, published 22 Oct 2014