Upper Riccarton

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Upper Riccarton
Suburb
Population
 • Estimate (2006) 2,889
Postcode 8041

Upper Riccarton is a suburb of Christchurch. It is due west of Riccarton.

St Peter's Anglican Church with damage from the 2011 Christchurch earthquake

Upper Riccarton is made up of residential, retail and education areas. It includes a major intersection known as "Church Corner" (the intersection of Riccarton, Main South and Yaldhurst Roads). Riccarton High School is located close to Church Corner. Another local secondary school is St Thomas of Canterbury College.

A local landmark is St Peter's Church. The original wooden church, consecrated in 1858, was built by Isaac Luck. The later stone church was built between 1876 and 1929, with Benjamin Mountfort the architect for the initial work, but Cecil Wood undertaken most of the architectural design.[1]

The Upper Riccarton Community and School Library was opened on 23 January 2006.[2]

References

  1. ^ "St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Upper Riccarton". Christchurch: Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Bibliofile/2006/UpperRiccarton/Opening/OpeningDay.asp Opening day photo library

Coordinates: 43°31′54″S 172°34′27″E / 43.53178°S 172.57427°E / -43.53178; 172.57427


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