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Mosquito School House Registered Heritage Structure

Mosquito School House, Bristol's Hope, NL
Mosquito School House, Bristol's Hope, NL
Mosquito School House, Bristol's Hope, NL
Mosquito School House, Bristol's Hope, NL

Statement of Significance

Formal Recognition Type

Registered Heritage Structure

Description of Historic Place

The Mosquito School House is a wooden, one-room, one storey hip roofed building. Constructed between 1818 and 1828 it is located on the main access road to Bristol’s Hope, NL. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

Heritage Value

Mosquito School House was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1988 because of its historic and aesthetic value.

Mosquito School House has historic value because of its associations with early education in Newfoundland. Built by the Colonial and Continental Church Society (Newfoundland School Society) under the direction of a Rev. Kingwell, the building was used as a school for more than one hundred years. Mosquito School House is a reminder of the formative days of organized education in the region.

Mosquito School House has aesthetic value as its design and construction provide a rare example of how wooden schools were built during the nineteenth century in outport Newfoundland. This simple one-room design was a trend in school construction well into the twentieth century.

Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador property file “Bristol’s Hope - Mosquito School House – FPT 1445”

Character Defining Elements

All those elements that reflect the vernacular institutional nature of the school, including:
-one-room interior plan;
-number of storeys;
-hip roof with wooden shingles;
-narrow wooden clapboard;
-wooden corner boards;
-white paint on exterior walls;
-entrance on left end of front facade;
-size, style, trim and placement of exterior doors;
-size, style, trim and placement of windows, and;
-dimensions of the building.

Location and History

Community Bristol's Hope
Construction (circa) 1818 - 1828
Style 19th Century Vernacular
Building Plan Rectangular Long Façade