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Glew Residence

113 Queen Street, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2009/11/02

This photograph illustrates the front façade of the building, 2009; Town of St. Andrews
Glew Residence - Front façade
This photograph illustrates the Classical Revival entranceway, 2009; Town of St. Andrews
Glew Residence - Entrance
This photograph shows a side view of the residence, 2009; Town of St. Andrews
Glew Residence - Side view

Other Name(s)

Stentiford's Carriage House
Glew Residence
Remise de voitures de Stentiford

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Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2010/03/22

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Glew Residence is a wooden two-storey, Greek Revival residence with a front-facing gable. It is located on Queen Street in the Town of St. Andrews.

Heritage Value

The Glew Residence is designated as a Local Historic Place for its architecture, for its association with past occupants and for being a contributing element to the array of heritage buildings in the Town of St. Andrews.

The Glew Residence is recognized for being a good example of Greek Revival residential architecture. Evidence suggests that this was Edward Stentiford’s carriage house, built circa 1830. The eave returns are common with the Greek Revival style, as is the classical entrance. The entranceway has a heavy moulded entablature supported by classical fluted pilasters. The doorway is flanked by sidelights and crowned by a transom window. The massing is symmetrical and consists of two storeys.

The Glew Residence is one of three buildings in succession that were owned by Edward Stentiford in the 19th century. Mr. Stentiford arrived in St. Andrews with his parents in 1830 from Ashburton, England. He established a wheel and carriage manufactory in about 1848. Evidence suggests that this was Mr. Stentiford’s workshop where carriage wheels were made. The rear of this home was most certainly part of Stentiford’s operation. His son became the master car builder of the South Florida Railroad at Sandford, Florida. The Glew family from Canterbury, New Brunswick, owned the house from 1909, the year of Edward Stentiford’s death, until the present owners obtained the home in 1982. Evidence suggests that John Glew had this home renovated from a carriage house to a residence. John Glew was a railway employee and passed away here in 1941. He was transferred to St. Andrews as section foreman for the railway. His son, John Harold Glew, operated the house to accommodate bed and breakfast guests as early as the 1950’s and the residence still accommodates guests as the Coachman’s Inn.

The Glew Residence is also recognized for being a contributing element to the array of heritage buildings in St. Andrews. St. Andrews has one of the best collections per capita of heritage buildings in Canada that range from the early thriving loyalist days of the late 1700’s to the Maxwell designed homes of the town’s early tourism era in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Much credit is due to the inhabitants of the town for maintaining this collection and preserving the town’s serene and relaxed atmosphere.

Source: Charlotte County Archives, Old Gaol, St. Andrews

Character-Defining Elements

The character-defining elements of the Glew Residence include:
- rectangular two-storey massing;
- symmetrical three-bay façade with an off-centre entranceway;
- front-facing gabled roof with eave returns;
- window placement and proportions in front façade.

The character-defining elements of the entranceway include:
- large moulded entablature;
- fluted pilasters;
- transom window;
- sidelights.



New Brunswick

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (NB)

Recognition Statute

Local Historic Places Program

Recognition Type

Municipal Register of Local Historic Places

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1848/01/01 to 1848/01/01

Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design
Developing Economies
Extraction and Production

Function - Category and Type


Commerce / Commercial Services
Hotel, Motel or Inn
Single Dwelling


Crafts Production Facility
Commerce / Commercial Services

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Charlotte County Archives, Old Gaol, St. Andrews, N.B.

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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