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Yeamans House

4 Yeamans Road, Minto, New Brunswick, E4B, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2008/08/12

This image shows an overall view of the building, 2009; Village of Minto
Yeamans House - Overall view
This image shows the open veranda on the side of the building, 2009; Village of Minto
Yeamans House - Veranda
This image shows the building's original entrance, 2009; Village of Minto
Yeamans House - Entrance

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Listed on the Canadian Register: 2009/05/08

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Erected circa 1845, the Yeamans House is a three-storey wood-frame steeply gabled house situated on Yeamans Road, adjacent to Newcastle Creek in the Village of Minto.

Heritage Value

The Yeamans House is designated a Local Historic Place for its architectural features and its association with a prominent early family of Minto.

The Yeamans were a prominent family in the Minto area, descended from Lt. Col. John Yeamans, a loyalist from New York who came to New Brunswick in 1783. His son Peter (R.P.), a justice of the peace and road commissioner, built the present house around 1845. At one time, church services were held here before the local Anglican church was completed in 1846. It is perhaps the oldest house in Minto, and has very likely been enlarged significantly since its original construction from a five-bay simple Georgian residence to the rambling and lofty house at present.

Source: Minto Village Office, Historic Places File, “Yeamans House”

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements that describe the Yeamans House include:
- the overall vernacular approach of the structure with Georgian design arrangements, distinguished on the exterior by its five-bay symmetrical façade (with a later single bay addition to the rear) centered around the original front door;
- the rectangular massing;
- the steeply pitched gable roof (likely non-original);
- the wraparound porch verandah;
- ornately carved porch columns and newel post (likely non-original);
- the exterior materials, including the horizontal wood clapboards, painted window trim and soffit trim, much of which is under modern aluminum siding;
- the original entry door with its transom, sidelights and wood panels, and subtle Greek Revival ornamental wood trim at the door jambs;
- the main floor entry hall, adjacent to the original front door along the central axis of the house, featuring a winding staircase with finely crafted simple Georgian handrails and square spindles of stained wood; wood doors with painted wood grain patterns;
- the deep plaster crown moulding;
- the stone rubble foundation walls;
- the 4/4 single-hung wood windows throughout.



New Brunswick

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Local Governments (NB)

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Local Historic Places Program

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Municipal Register of Local Historic Places

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Architecture and Design
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Function - Category and Type



Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Religious Facility or Place of Worship
Single Dwelling

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Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Minto Village Office, Historic Places File, “Yeamans House”

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