Anglican Church Rectory

Anglican Church Rectory, 143 Main Street, Sackville, N.B.


The Anglican Church Rectory is a good example of board and batten Gothic Revival architecture. Built in 1880, it was designed by a local architect R. C. Boxall but features many of the elements inspired by Andrew Jackson Downingís “cottage for a country clergyman”, as seen in his work, “Cottage Residences”. The building is noted for its use and retention of ‘gingerbread trim’. The rectory corresponds in style with St. Paul’s Anglican Church (1856) and Sunday school buildings that were built in 1879.
Marker placed by the Historic Sites Identification Project committee, with the support of Renaissance Sackville and the Town of Sackville. Unveiled by Mrs. Nora (Fisher) Tapley, granddaughter of Rev. Cecil F. Wiggins (Rector 1880-1927), and Elizabeth and Catherine Stockall (currently the youngest residents of the Rectory), on 17 February 2002.

The rectory was constructed, in the Queen Anne Revival style, in 1880 on land given by J.F. Allison and Mary Allison Botsford. The design was prepared by R.C. Boxall and constructed by Mr. J. Teed of Dorchester. Great pains were taken with the design, particularly the side elevations, as it stood between the Mount Allison Male Academy and the residence of Hon. Amos Botsford, Senator. It is the fourth Rectory, the first having been built in Westcock in 1819.
This site is listed in the Canadian Register of Historic Places ; see Anglican Church Rectory

The building is within the Town of Sackville Municipal Heritage Conservation Area A.

“Anglican Rectory In Sackville Designated Heritage Building,” Sackville Tribune-Post, 20 February 2002, p.11; photo of unveiling of plaque on p.2.

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