Canterbury Provincial Ordinances
4. The Cathedral Square Amendment Ordinance 1859.
Whereas an Ordinance was passed by the Superintendent and Provincial Council
of the Province of Canterbury, entituled “The Cathedral
Session XI., No. 5 :” And Whereas it is expedient that the said Ordinance
should be amended, and that a certain
Section thereof should be repealed and
other provision made in lieu thereof:
Be it therefore enacted by the Superintendent of the Province of Canterbury,
with the advice and consent of the Provincial Council
1. Repealing Clause.
Section 4 in the said recited Ordinance is hereby repealed.
2. Purposes for which Cathedral Square shall be reserved.
The portions of the Sections situate in the City of Christchurch, and known as “Cathedral Square,” having respectively a frontage on the highway forming a continuation of Colombo-street, shall be reserved: that portion thereof to the east of the said highway, as a site for the erection of a Cathedral in connection with the Church of England, which site shall be conveyed to the Bishop of Christchurch and his Successors, to be held in trust for the purpose aforesaid; and the said Superintendent, upon the commencement of the building of the
said Cathedral, is hereby empowered and required to convey the said site
accordingly; that portion thereof to the west of the said
highway, as a public
square or for plantations.
The Ordinance shall be entituled and may be cited as the “Cathedral Square
Ordinance Amendment Ordinance, Session XI., No. 4.”
This Ordinance was passed by the Canterbury Provincial Council on the 18th
October 1859, and assented to by the Superintendent on 4th