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Wolverton Hall

Wolverton Hall

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Wolverton Hall

Plaque Location

The County of Oxford
The Township of Blandford-Blenheim
In Wolverton, in front of the house at 88 Wolverton Street

Coordinates: N 43 15.468 W 80 31.517


Plaque Text

This fine brick house, Regency in style with some Gothic touches, was built about 1854-55 by Enos Wolverton. It retains the splendid circular stairs which originally led to a windowed belvedere above the house's roof. Wolverton was born in Cayuga County, New York, in 1810 and came to Canada in 1826. In 1844 he bought 80 ha here on the River Nith and, in 1851, laid out a village plot. He became Wolverton's first postmaster that September. During the depression following the Crimean War he rented this house and moved to Walsingham Township where he built and operated a steam sawmill. He had returned to Wolverton Hall by 1861 and died here in 1892.

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The Asa Wolverton House
Reverend Newton Wolverton 1846-1932


Blandford-Blenheim Plaques

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