Story: Domestic architecture

Bishopscourt, Christchurch, 1926

Bishopscourt, Christchurch, 1926

The 1920s and 1930s saw a revival of the Georgian style. Bishopscourt in Christchurch was designed by local architect Cecil Wood and built in 1926, as the residence of the city's Anglican bishop. This photograph, taken soon after its completion, shows the symmetrical front elevation, featuring a hipped roof, regular dormer windows, French doors and two flanking porticos. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-0818-1/4-F
Photograph by Gwen Fullerton

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Julia Gatley, 'Domestic architecture - Early 20th-century domestic architecture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 February 2023)

Story by Julia Gatley, published 22 Oct 2014