83506, Livingston Line, Municipality of Huron East, Ontario, Canada
Knox Moncrieff Church
83506 Livingston Line
Links and documents
1908/01/01 to 1912/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Moncrieff Church is located at 83506 Livingston Line, on the west side of Livingston Line, south of Moncrieff Road, in the Township of Grey. The one storey, red brick church was constructed between 1908 and 1912.
The property was designated, by the Township of Grey in 1989, for its heritage value, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, By-law 27-1989.
Moncrieff Church is associated with the Presbyterian congregation in Grey Township. After purchasing the local Methodist Church in 1902, the Presbyterian congregation quickly outgrew their new church. In 1908 two cornerstones were laid for the new church on land sold to the congregation from local blacksmith Robert Munn.
Moncrieff Church is a one storey, three-bay cruciform building, constructed of red-brick. The Church has a high hip roof with gable ends and a 60-foot tower with double-hung windows. Decorative stone work is used in quoins and voussoirs above the windows. The grand entrance is a focal point that boasts stone voussoirs, arched sidelights and a stained glass transom. In 1976 the congregation sold the church and it has since been renovated into a residence.
Source: Township of Grey, By-law 27-1989.
Character defining elements that contribute to the heritage value of Moncrieff Church include its:
- cornerstone reading “Knox Church, Moncrieff, A.D. 1911"
- cornerstone reading “R.A. Lundy, Pastor”
- one storey, red-brick construction
- cedar-shingle hip roof
- 60-foot tower
- double hung paired windows on the tower
- stone arched voussoirs
- keystones with a thistle emblem
- stone quoins
- stone sills
- entrance with arched sidelights and stained glass transom
Local Governments (ON)
Ontario Heritage Act
Municipal Heritage Designation (Part IV)
1976/01/01 to 1976/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Religious Facility or Place of Worship
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Municipality of Huron East
72 Main Street
P.O. Box 610
Cross-Reference to Collection