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Former Noye House

4285 Hopedale Road, Route 13, Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, C0A, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2008/10/06

Showing east elevation with symmetrical facade; Province of PEI, Carter Jeffery, 2008
Showing east elevation with symmetrical facade
Southeast elevation with modillion brackets; Province of PEI, Carter Jeffery, 2007
Southeast elevation with modillion brackets
East elevation with office on the right with flag; Province of PEI, Carter Jeffery, 2007
East elevation with office on the right with flag

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Construction Date(s)

1917/01/01 to 1922/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2008/10/27

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The fomer Noye House is a large Colonial Revival influenced house located on the Hopedale Road in Hunter River. It has a hipped roof and symmetrical facade with a central entrance flanked by a pair of stacked bay windows. The entrance has a projecting second storey sunroom topped by a triangular pediment.

Heritage Value

The house is valued for its well preserved Colonial Revival style elements and for its association with early residents of Hunter River.

The home was built at some point between 1917 and 1922 by P.J. (Percy) and Sarah (Matheson) Noye. It was the first house in Hunter River to have the modern conveniences of electricity and plumbing. They used the home as their residence and as a boarding house.

Percy Noye (c. 1887-1966) was a prominent merchant in the village and president of the Hunter River Hydro Electric Company. When Sarah Noye (c. 1887-1944) passed away, the house came into the possession of her son, Vernon Noye. He and his family resided on the first floor, while Percy resided on the second floor.

In the 1950s, a rectangular addition was constructed on the north side of the house where Vernon operated an electrical and plumbing contracting business. This space was later used by the Hunter River Pharmacy and is currently the location of the local MP's constituency office.

Despite numerous additions on the back of the building, the original Colonial Revival influenced house retains many of its original features. It is an asset to the community.

Source: Culture and Heritage Division, PEI Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
File #: 4310-20/H9

Character-Defining Elements

The heritage value of the house is shown in the following character-defining elements:

- the two-storey wood framed construction
- the square configuration with large hipped roof
- the brick chimneys
- the wood shingle cladding with decorative trim
- the symmetrical fenestration of the facade
- the stacked bay windows
- the second storey sunroom with protruding triangular pediment
- the wide eaves with modillion bracketting
- the extensions on the side and back of the house



Prince Edward Island

Recognition Authority

Province of Prince Edward Island

Recognition Statute

Heritage Places Protection Act

Recognition Type

Registered Historic Place

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)


Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type



Single Dwelling

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Culture and Heritage Division, PEI Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8 File #: 4310-20/H9

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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