Hatley Park

HATLEY PARK is a large medieval castle built by James DUNSMUIR, one-time PREMIER (1900–02) and LT GOV (1906–09), where he and his family emulated the life of the English landed gentry. Construction of the palatial home was completed in 1908 on 2.4 sq km of land overlooking Esquimalt Lagoon outside VICTORIA. It was designed by Samuel MACLURE, the city's leading architect, and was known for its fine gardens. The Department of National Defence purchased the property in 1940 and made it part of...

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