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Glanmore / Phillips-Faulkner House National Historic Site of Canada

257 Bridge Street East, Belleville, Ontario, K8N, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1969/05/08

General view of Glanmore / Phillips-Faulkner House, showing circular driveway, and three-storey asymmetrical massing with projecting bays, and turret, 2016.; Glanmore National Historic Site/Lieu historique national Glanmore, 2016
General view
Master bedroom with original light fixtures, 2016.; Glanmore National Historic Site/Lieu historique national Glanmore, 2016
Master bedroom
South drawing room, showing surviving original interior detailing, 2016.; Glanmore National Historic Site/Lieu historique national Glanmore, 2016
South drawing room

Other Name(s)

Glanmore / Phillips-Faulkner House National Historic Site of Canada
Glanmore / Phillips-Faulkner House
Glanmore / maison Phillips-Faulkner
Hastings County Museum

Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

1882/01/01 to 1883/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2009/04/17

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Glanmore / Phillips-Faulkner House National Historic Site of Canada is an impressive, three-storey, 19th-century buff-brick house, built in the Second Empire style. It is located on a generous corner lot in a residential neighborhood in the city of Belleville. Official recognition refers to the house and its urban lot.

Heritage Value

Glanmore / Phillips-Faulkner House was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1969 because:
- it is an excellent example of a Second Empire style residence.

Designed by architect Thomas Hanley for J.P.C Phillips, a wealthy Belleville banker and financier, and his spouse, Glanmore / Phillips-Faulkner House is a classic example of the Second Empire style popular among the upper middle class in late-19th-century Canada. The design elements of the Second Empire style most evident in the house are the single-sloped mansard roof and the rich sculptural detailing along the façade. The house has survived relatively intact, inside and out. It is now operated as a house museum.

Sources: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Minute, May 1969, October 1995.

Character-Defining Elements

The key elements that contribute to the heritage character of this site include:
- its asymmetrical three-storey massing composed of projecting bays, receding walls and a turret;
- its mansard roof with polychrome slate and detailing such as ornamental iron cresting, scalloped fascia boards, cornice with turned brackets, and semi-circular dormer windows;
- its rich sculptural detail, evident in the use of bays, porches, an ornamental verandah, and a variety of textures and materials;
- its segmented and round-headed windows with stone lintels and projecting keystones;
- the surviving original exterior materials, including yellow brick, stone trim, wood, slate, and cast iron;
- its floor plan, oriented around a central hall with a suspended, mahogany staircase;
- surviving original interior detailing, including ornate, decorated ceilings in the principal rooms, wood and plaster mouldings in the drawing room, dining room and reception room, and original paint finishes on the drawing room and dining room ceilings;
- the high quality of craftsmanship, materials and design on the interior and exterior;
- the location and orientation of the house on a corner lot;
- the circular driveway approaching the house;
- viewscapes of the house from the circular driveway and Bridge Street.




Recognition Authority

Government of Canada

Recognition Statute

Historic Sites and Monuments Act

Recognition Type

National Historic Site of Canada

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

Thomas Hanley


Francis McKay

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Heritage Conservation and Commemoration Directorate, Documentation Centre, 3rd Floor, Room 366, 30 Victoria St, Gatineau, Quebec

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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