F) Number 3 Winchester Street
Dr. William Draper bought the land in 1851 he was the ship surgeon on The Duke of Bronte. He died from exposure and starvation two years later after being washed away while attempting to cross the Rangitata River.
The house built by John Derry in 1858 and he was a local blacksmith. Later W.T. Lester, bought the house in and lived in it with his family for 40 years. An undertaker and painter he then went on to become Lyttelton mayor for 3 terms.
The house at number 3, Winchester street, illustrates the way of life for the colonial settlers to the region and has been kept in near original form. The frame of the house is Baltic pine brought in as ballast on a ship and the bricks now lining the path are thought to be 'convict bricks' made overseas.
**Please be aware and respect that number 3 Winchester street is a private home**