District Capital 1815-1825, The

In 1800, the London District was formed and justices of the peace possessing administrative and judicial powers were appointed for this area. In 1815, the courts, then held at Charlotteville (Turkey Point) were moved to the new judicial centre at Tisdale's Mills (Vittoria). Here, a committee consisting of John Backhouse, Thomas Talbot and Robert Nichol was named to supervise the construction of a court-house and jail. This building was used both by the courts and for occasional religious services until destroyed by fire in 1825. In the following year, the district capital was moved to the new settlement at London.


On the grounds of Christ Church, which was built on the foundations of the former court house and jail, Township Road 46, Vittoria

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Norfolk (District)

Municipality: County of Norfolk