Sovereign House

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7 West River Street,
Oakville, Ontario


Sovereign House is a two-storey, Georgian-style residence built c.1825 for early settler Charles Sovereign.

It is brick construction with a stucco exterior and a one-and-a-half-storey tail.

The house looks out onto Lake Ontario and the tail fronts onto West River Street.

The building is separated from the street by a picket fence and is surrounded by cottage gardens and a stand of silver maples to the rear.

It is associated with the Bronte Bluffs and Bronte Harbour to the west; and Bronte Cemetery, and the Seneca Street streetscape, to the east.

The house was moved to its current location in 1988.

It is designated as a property of historic and architectural value.

It is used as a museum/Heritage display centre for Bronte Historical Society.

Sovereign House Hours

Open 1-4pm

Sat, Sun, Wed.
May long weekend to October 22


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