1668 Hampshire Road, Oak Bay, British Columbia, V8R, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Woodlands is a two-storey Tudor Revival style house located beside Bowker Creek on a cul-de-sac in Oak Bay.
Woodlands is valued as a good example of Tudor Revival residential architecture of the 1930s and as a landmark along Bowker Creek.
Although the original three acre estate has been subdivided, its remaining grounds and close proximity to Bowker Creek contribute to the historic landscape of the Bowker Creek Walkway. Its orientation towards the Creek retains much of the original atmosphere for this 1931 home built for the Nairn family.
The half-timbering and front gable adds interest to the side of the lot closest to the Walkway. The original driveway and gates are now the entrance to the strata development off Hampshire Road.
Source: Corporation of the District of Oak Bay
Key elements that define the heritage character of Woodlands include:
- Close proximity to and orientation towards Bowker Creek.
- View between the house and the Bowker Creek Walkway.
- Tudor Revival style exterior elements typified by the asymmetrical facade, half-timbering, rough-cast stucco finish, tall and narrow leaded windows, square bay over the front porch and steep gabled roof.
- Mature trees on the property.
Local Governments (BC)
Local Government Act, s.954
Community Heritage Register
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Corporation of the District of Oak Bay.
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