Heart’s Content Registered Heritage District

Heart's Content, NL

Registered Heritage District


Heart’s Content Heritage District dates to 1866 when a transatlantic communications cable was successfully landed in the community. Included in the district are staff houses built by the Anglo-American Telegraph Company and Western Union Telegraph Company and buildings associated with the development of the community such as Heyfield Memorial United Church, the Methodist School and the Society of United Fishermen Hall. Other principal physical elements of the district include cemeteries, a municipal park, a monument to the cable industry, traditional pathways and ornamental trees purposely planted during the construction of staff and cable company properties. The district is bounded by Station Road on the northeast, by School Road on the east, by Long Lane on the southeast and by the shoreline on the southwest, west and northwest.

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