Rideau Hall, Cricket Clubhouse
Cricket Pavilion - Clubhouse
Pavillon du cricket
Links and documents
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Situated in the grounds of Rideau Hall, the Rideau Hall: Cricket Clubhouse is a picturesque wood structure designed with Queen Anne Revival details. It has a two-storey tower, ornate millwork and an expansive verandah from where to follow the game. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
The Rideau Hall: Cricket Clubhouse was designated Recognized because of its unchanged historical relationship with the distinguished landscape at Rideau Hall; its relationship with the present character of the site containing the playing field; and its very good functional design within the context of this type of delightful and attractive structure, normally associated with an almost-disappeared aspect of Canadian cultural heritage.
The Rideau Hall: Cricket Clubhouse is suggestive of the Queen Anne Revival style of recreational buildings popular from the 1880s until the Great War. It is sheathed with vertical board and batten, with an inset verandah flanked on the north by an octagonal corner tower, and on the south by an extended gable with decorative millwork incorporating the initials of the Ottawa Cricket Club.
Robert Hunter, Rideau Hall and Landscaped Grounds National Historic Site, Rideau Hall: Cricket Clubhouse, Ottawa, Ontario, Federal Heritage Building Review Office Building Report 86-024; Cricket Pavilion (Clubhouse), Ottawa, Ontario, Heritage Character Statement, 86-024.
The heritage character of the Rideau Hall: Cricket Clubhouse is determined by:
-its surviving exterior materials and form;
-its continuous function as a clubhouse;
-its physical relationship with the historic playing field at Canada's vice-regal estate;
-the limited use of ornate millwork on the building’s exterior;
-the two-storey tower and the sheltered verandah;
-the prominent siting between the west fence and the cricket field.
Government of Canada
Treasury Board Heritage Buildings Policy
Recognized Federal Heritage Building
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Sports Facility or Site
Architect / Designer
Ottawa Cricket Club
Location of Supporting Documentation
National Historic Sites Directorate, Documentation Centre, 5th Floor, Room 89, 25 Eddy Street, Gatineau, Quebec
Cross-Reference to Collection