Bailey's Cove Church of England School Registered Heritage Structure
Statement of Significance
Formal Recognition Type
Registered Heritage Structure
Description of Historic Place
Bailey's Cove Church of England School is a one-room, one storey gable roofed building located on Swyers’ Hill, Bailey’s Cove, Bonavista, NL. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
Bailey’s Cove Church of England School was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1997 because of its historic and aesthetic value.
Bailey’s Cove Church of England School has historic value because of its associations with early education in Newfoundland. The Bailey’s Cove Church of England School is a reminder of the formative days of organized education in the region.
Bailey’s Cove Church of England School has aesthetic value as its style, design and construction technique are typical of early Anglican schools in Newfoundland. The simple one-room design draws upon elements of Gothic Revival, such as the use of pointed arch windows and verticalism.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador property file “Bonavista - Bailey’s Cove Church of England School - FPT 179”
Character Defining Elements
All those elements that reflect the early construction style, including:
-one-room interior plan;
-steep gable roof with wooden shingles;
-size, style, trim and placement of pointed arch Gothic Revival windows;
-mock exposed timbers on exterior;
-size, style, trim and placement of single exterior door on left gable end;
-stone pile foundation, and;
-location and orientation of building.
Location and History
||Town of Bonavista
||1880 - 1900
||Rectangular Long Façade