Bridle Path

Steep track that traverses the northern rim of the Lyttelton volcano connecting the city of Christchurch and the port of Lyttelton. It was constructed in 1850 as a bridle path for leading horses, and was used by the early European settlers as a route from the port to new settlements on the northern side of the Port Hills. Although very steep, it was the only means of traversing the hills until Summit Road over Evans Pass was completed in 1857.

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Effects of the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, particularly of Lyttelton
Date: 6 Feb 2012 From: BeckerFraserPhotos :Photographs relating to the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 Ref: PADL-000722 Description: Photographs showing the effects of the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, taken 6 February 2011. Particularly of Lyttelton. Shows photographs of the pl...
Date: 1861 - 1862 By: Dawson, R, active 1861-1894; Crowder, John, active 1986-2000 Ref: C-064-029 Description: Shows a view of Lyttelton from the Sumner Road, and shows the bridle path well-formed, a sailing ship at the end of the pier, a church with central steeple, ...
Townsend, Mary, 1822-1869 :Port Lyttelton. Victoria Harbour. Etched by T. Allom. From a drawing by Miss Mary Townsend. London, John W. Parker, 1851.
Date: 1850 - 1851 From: Fox, William 1812-1893 :Four illustrative views of the Canterbury settlement with descriptions; I. Port Lyttelton. II. Landing of the passengers from the "Cressy". III. Part of the great plain. IV. The Rivers Courtenay and Hinds. / From drawings made on the spot, by Miss Mary Townsend and William Fox Esq. London, John W Parker & Son ... 1851 By: Allom, Thomas, 1804-1872; Townsend, Mary, 1822-1869 Ref: PUBL-0001-1 Description: View looking across the harbour from a position on the water, inwards and across towards the Lyttelton waterfront. There are several rowboats in the foregrou...
Date: 1850 - 1860 By: Wilson, F P (Mr), active 1900s-1920s Ref: C-064-001 Description: Shows one pier and the Bridle Path, as well as housing. Very similar to C-064-029. The premises of J Drummond Mcpherson can be seen in the right foreground. ...
Date: [1851-1853] By: Holmes, William Howard, 1825-1885; Adlard, Henry, active 1822-1853; Avon Fine Prints Ref: B-076-015 Description: Looking down from modern Cannon Hill to Ferrymead, with a punt at the mouth of the Heathcote River, Ferry Road running towards Christchurch. The homestead at...
Date: 1853 By: Cookson, Janetta Maria, 1812-1866 Ref: A-048-034 Description: View from high above Lyttelton, looking east, with bush on the slopes of the foreground. Holy Trinity Church in Lyttelton can be seen below, along with sever...
Wynyard, Robert Henry, 1802-1864 :Lyttelton. [1852]
Date: 1852 By: Wynyard, Robert Henry (Sir), 1802-1864 Ref: A-457-002 Description: A view of Lyttelton and the Port Hills, showing the Bridle Path at the left, and the harbour in the foreground Undoubtedly a preliminary sketch for Wynyard'...
Date: 23 Jan 1951 From: New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives Ref: PAColl-0785-1-148-026 Description: Mr F G Briggs, Mayor of Lyttelton, leading a reenactment of the journey of the Canterbury Pilgrims over the Bridle Path, from Lyttelton across the Port Hills...
Date: 1950 By: Shore Bennett, Beverley Doris, 1928-; Weeks Ltd; Willis, Wilfred Beswick, -1958 Ref: C-079-007 Description: A young couple with a baby and a young son and daughter, a second man with a roll of baggage on his shoulders, standing at the top of the Bridle Path on the ...
Date: 1865 From: [Warre, Henry James] 1819-1898 :[Sketchbook] By: Warre, Henry James, 1819-1898 Ref: E-294-076/077 Description: View from the top of the Bridle Path, looking down towards Heathcote and the Canterbury Plains, with Pegasus Bay to the right and the Southern Alps in the di...
Wynyard, Robert Henry, 1802-1864 :Lyttelton Port Cooper March 1852. R. H. W.
Date: 1852 From: Wynyard, Robert Henry 1802-1864 :[Drawings of New Zealand scenes] / R.H.W. - 1852. Ref: A-081-036 Description: View from beyond Lyttelton, looking back towards the town and the Bridle Path, to the left, rising to the summit of the hills behind it. Houses are shown at ...
Fox, William 1812-1893 :Part of the great plain, Canterbury settlement. Etched by T. Allom. From a drawing by Wm Fox Esq.r. London, John W. Parker, 1851.
Date: 1850 - 1851 From: Fox, William 1812-1893 :Four illustrative views of the Canterbury settlement with descriptions; I. Port Lyttelton. II. Landing of the passengers from the "Cressy". III. Part of the great plain. IV. The Rivers Courtenay and Hinds. / From drawings made on the spot, by Miss Mary Townsend and William Fox Esq. London, John W Parker & Son ... 1851 By: Fox, William, 1812-1893; Allom, Thomas, 1804-1872 Ref: PUBL-0001-3 Description: Shows the Heathcote River, Forty Miles Beach (Pegasus Bay) and settlers driving stock down the Bridle Path. Based on an ink drawing by William Fox, located ...
Fox, William 1812-1893 :Part of the Great Plain of the Canterbury settlement 1850 by W Fox Esq. Smoke at the site of Lyttelton. River Avon or Shakespere. Forty Miles Beach. [1850 or 1851]
Date: 1850 - 1851 By: Fox, William, 1812-1893; Cridland, Henry John, 1821-1867; Turnbull, Alexander Horsburgh, 1868-1918 Ref: A-195-014 Description: Shows 2 men on left, boiling a billy over a fire, with sheep and dogs, Bridle Path in centre with three men, a horse, sheep and cattle, the Heathcote River a...
Date: 1850 - 1974 - 1851 By: Allom, Thomas, 1804-1872; Fox, William, 1812-1893; Avon Fine Prints Ref: C-061-037 Description: View looking down onto Lyttelton Harbour in 1850, with a family in the foreground shaking hands with the builder of a house, and other new immigrants making...
Date: 1850 - 1974 - 1851 By: Allom, Thomas, 1804-1872; Fox, William, 1812-1893; Avon Fine Prints Ref: C-061-037-a Description: View looking down onto Lyttelton Harbour in 1850, with a family in the foreground shaking hands with the builder of a house, and other new immigrants making...
Fox, William 1812-1893 :Port Lyttelton. Passengers by the 'Cressy' landing. Etched by T. Allom. From a drawing by Wm Fox Esq.r. London, John W. Parker, 1851.
Date: 1850 - 1851 From: Fox, William 1812-1893 :Four illustrative views of the Canterbury settlement with descriptions; I. Port Lyttelton. II. Landing of the passengers from the "Cressy". III. Part of the great plain. IV. The Rivers Courtenay and Hinds. / From drawings made on the spot, by Miss Mary Townsend and William Fox Esq. London, John W Parker & Son ... 1851 By: Allom, Thomas, 1804-1872; Fox, William, 1812-1893 Ref: PUBL-0001-2 Description: View looking down onto Lyttelton Harbour in September 1850, with a family in the foreground shaking hands with the builder of a house, and other new immigran...
Norman, Edmund 1820-1875 :Canterbury Plains,- New Zealand. / Drawn by E. Norman. Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor, Lith, London. Lyttelton, Published by Martin G. Heywood, [ca 1855].
Date: 1850 - 1855 By: Norman, Edmund, 1820-1875; Martin G. Heywood (Firm); Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor (Firm); Ellis, Donald Grant, 1937-2010; Ellis, Enid Margaret, 1941- Ref: D-001-032 Description: Shows Christchurch, Canterbury Plains, the Estuary, and Pegasus Bay from a point on the Port Hills, probably the top of the Bridle Path. View dates from abou...
[Fox, William] 1812-1893 :Landing of passengers at Port Lyttleton 17 December 1850. Charlotte Jane. Randolph. Cressy. Sir G[eorge] Seymour. Office of the Lyttleton Times. [1850 or 1851]
Date: 1850 - 1851 By: Fox, William, 1812-1893; Cridland, Henry John, 1821-1867; Burnand, William Henry, active 1843-1850s Ref: A-195-015 Description: View of Lyttelton Habour from the Bridle Path, on the hills above the town. The first four ships are in port, with passengers leaving the Cressy via a wharf...