The Lloyd George House a wooden two storey structure with a mansard roof located in Dildo, NL. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
Statement of Significance
Formal Recognition Type
Registered Heritage Structure
The Lloyd George House was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1995 due to its aesthetic and cultural value.
The Lloyd George House has aesthetic value because it is a beautiful example of a small scale Second Empire home with bonneted dormers and a concave mansard roof on the front and rear facades. This two storey house was constructed by the original owner in 1885 and few changes have been made since that time. The large 2/2 windows are featured on three sides, while the rear façade boasts a large linhay with two doorways. Used by the community as a post office the main entrance is gained through a five-sided bay porch. The addition of a veranda in 1930 enabled public access to the post office and it is sheltered by a portico supported by 2 large posts and the porch bay. The cornerboards lead to a column effect, having simple carved details in the capital and on the bay porch there are similar mouldings and pilasters. This house has strong lines and an elegant presence in its setting. The Lloyd George House has further aesthetic value due to its environment setting. It sits high on a hill overlooking the bay and is one of the best known landmarks in the Dildo area, seen from the water and land. While the house is surrounded by large evergreens, the front lawn is a huge span of green space.
The Lloyd George House has cultural value because it was used as the local post office for almost 40 years and it is closely associated with the history of the town and its original settlers, the Georges.
Source: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador property file “Dildo – Lloyd George House – FPT 1531”
Character Defining Elements
All features which contribute to the aesthetic value of Lloyd George House including:
-two storey massing;
-size, style, trim and placement of bonneted dormers;
-chimney size, style and placement;
-narrow wooden clapboard;
-wooden corner boards;
-size, style, trim and placement of 2/2 single hung wooden windows;
-size, style, trim and placement of exterior wooden doors;
-portico and veranda;
-five-sided bay porch;
-size, style and placement of large linhay;
-dimensions, location and orientation of building.
Location and History
Not specified (Newfoundland)
78-80 Front Road
1885 - 1885
Rectangular Long Façade