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Coton’s cottage

Coton’s cottage

Near Hororata stands Coton’s cottage, a typical 19th-century farm dwelling. It was built in 1864 by Bentley Coton who with his wife Sarah bought 50 acres of land at Hororata. The cottage has five rooms and is of cob construction – a mixture of local clay and tussock. The photograph above was taken around 2006.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Darfield district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015