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Victoria Manor Registered Heritage Structure

Victoria Manor, Harbour Grace, NL
Victoria Manor, Harbour Grace, NL
Victoria Manor, Harbour Grace, NL

Statement of Significance

Formal Recognition Type

Registered Heritage Structure

Description of Historic Place

Victoria Manor is a two-and-a-half storey Tudor styled house with a multi-gabled roof. It is located on the corner of Victoria Street and Harvey Street in Harbour Grace, NL. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

Heritage Value

Victoria Manor was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1995 because of its aesthetic value.

Victoria Manor has aesthetic value as an example of vernacular Tudor style in rural Newfoundland. Located in one of Harbour Grace’s wealthier neighbourhoods, Victoria Manor is a fine example of the high-style construction that took place there during the early 1800s. Having been influenced by resurgence of the Tudor style, builder James Hutchings used techniques and detailing reflective of the style when building Victoria Manor. The exterior of the house is covered in narrow clapboard, laid in a decorative, diagonal pattern. The multi-gabled roof and label moulding around the windows are also characteristic of the Tudor style.

Victoria Manor has further aesthetic value because of its associations with noted carpenter, James Hutchings. Believed to have arrived in Newfoundland with a group of stonemasons, Hutchings, a master woodworker, combined his skills with those of the stonemasons to build some of the more impressive stone buildings in Harbour Grace. In 1830, Hutchings built Victoria Manor and resided there until 1860, at which time he moved to St. John’s.

Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador property file “ Harbour Grace - Victoria Manor – FPT 1562”

Character Defining Elements

All original features which relate to the age and style of the property including:
-All features reflective of Tudor Revival style including window moulding, door ornamentation, diagonal layout of clapboard, multi-paned windows, etc.;
-Symmetrical window placement;
-All materials original to house including windows and doors;
-Multi-gabled roof; and
-Location within Harbour Grace.

Location and History

Community Harbour Grace
Municipality Town of Harbour Grace
Civic Address Victoria Street
Construction 1830 - 1830
Builder
James Hutchings
Style Tudor Revival
Building Plan Rectangular Long Façade