Canada Courthouses / Newfoundland and Labrador / Trinity

Trinity was named by the Portuguese explorer Gaspar Corte-Real as “Trinity” as he arrived on Trinity Sunday in 1501.


Location:  Trinity located in the north eastern part of Newfoundland Island on the northeast shore along the Atlantic Ocean.


Judicial District:  Clarenville Judicial District


Courthouse – Trinity


Location:  Dock Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  William Henry Churchill

Contractor:  Local labour


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story white coloured wood frame structure. The front has a central projection square wood tower with three windows and clock at the top. The roof is mansard. The building housed the magistrate’s office, jail and postal-telegraph office. 


Note:  The cost of construction was $5,000. In 1973, the court was moved to Bonavista.


See:  The courthouse is similar to the courthouse in Bonavista, GreenspondPlacentia and Saint George’s.