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Moore-Stanfield House

1295, Burnhamthorpe, City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1989/09/11

Of note is the symmetrical three bay facade.; City of Mississauga, 2007.
Entrance, 1295 Burnhamthrope Road, 2008
Featured is the one storey random course stone outbuilding.; City of Mississauga, 2007.
Landscape, 1295 Burnhamthorpe Road, 2008
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Other Name(s)

Moore-Stanfield House
1295 Burnhamthorpe Road East

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Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2010/01/12

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Moore-Stanfield House is a one-and-a-half-storey red brick dwelling located at 1295 Burnhamthorpe Road on the south side of Burnhamthorpe Road, west of Dixie Road in the City of Mississauga.

The property was designated by the Corporation of the City of Mississauga in 1989 for its heritage value under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (By-law 658-89).

Heritage Value

The Moore-Stanfield house is associated with Samuel Moore who was a land speculator, who in 1854 owned much of the land that became the Village of Burnhamthorpe. Moore contributed to the settlement of the area by purchasing a number of properties in Peel County and surrounding area. In 1886, Moore sold the house to his brother-in-law Joseph Stanfield, son of Thomas Stanfield, one of the original settlers in Burnhamthorpe. By 1877 the Village of Burnhamthorpe had a population of 100 and contained a school, post office, blacksmith and wagon shops.

The Moore-Stanfield House is a good representation of the vernacular gothic architecture that was widely used across rural Ontario. In accordance with this style the one-and-a-half-storey residence has a symmetrical three bay facade, T-shaped plan, a central gable in the main facade and a medium pitch gable roof. The facade cornice is broken in the middle by a lancet window under the central gable. The property also includes a one-storey rubble stone and wood outbuilding situated in the north-west corner of the property.

Source: The City of Mississauga, By-law No. 658-89.

Character-Defining Elements

Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of 1295 Burnhamthorpe Road, Mississauga include the:
- one-and-a-half-storey, red brick exterior
- symmetrical three bay facade
- central gable in the main facade
- medium pitched gable roof
- two internal chimneys and one external chimney
- sash windows
- segmental headed windows
- decorative dichromatic brick voussoirs
- lancet window in gable
- front door with four raised panels and segmental transom with plain glass
- one storey random course stone outbuilding




Recognition Authority

Local Governments (ON)

Recognition Statute

Ontario Heritage Act

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)


Theme - Category and Type

Developing Economies
Trade and Commerce

Function - Category and Type



Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer



Samuel Moore

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

City of Mississauga Planning and Heritage 9th Floor, Community Services 2010 City Centre Dr. Mississauga, Ontario L5B 2T4

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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