Hastings Belmont House
4862, William Hastings Line, Wellesley, Township of, Ontario, N0B, Canada
Hastings Belmont House
4862 William Hastings Line
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Hastings Belmont House is located at 4862 William Hastings Line, on the north side of the street, west of Hutchison Road, in the Township of Wellesley. This two-storey split-ashlar granite building was designed in the Gothic style and constructed in 1861.
The property was designated, by the Township of Wellesley, for its historic and architectural value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 60-85).
The Hastings Belmont House is associated with William Hastings, its builder and first owner. William Hastings was the surveyor of the Village of Crosshill, Justice of the Peace for the Township, and an international championship livestock breeder. He was often referred to as the “Squire of the Township”.
The Hastings Belmont House is a fine example of Gothic stone construction. The building is considered one of the finest examples of stone work in the Township as depicted by the ashlar granite rectangular split stone facades, with intricately carved sandstone quoins and tooled limestone window details and lintels. This house features a central front entrance with one six over six hung window on either side. The Gothic window in the front gable is surmounted by a carved stone head, in the likeness of William Hastings. The east elevation has an irregular field stone construction, with four six over six hung windows.
Sources: Township of Wellesley, By-law 60-85.; Heritage Driving Tour of Wellesley Township. LACAC, 1989.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of the Hastings Belmont House include its:
- William Hastings Line facade
- east elevation with its irregular granite fieldstone construction
- coursed, rectangular, split-ashlar granite façade with cut sandstone quoins
- gothic window surmounted by carved stone head
- six over six hung windows
- recessed front door
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Township of Wellesley Office
4639 Lobsinger Line, R.R. #1
St. Clements, Ontario
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