The Yellow House is the home of Walter Shirley, Bertha Shirley, and Anne Shirley, located in Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia. Although it was shabby, Anne held tender memories in the Yellow House.


"Anne went up the narrow stairs and into that little east room with a full heart. It was as a shrine to her. Here her mother had dreamed the exquisite, happy dreams of anticipated motherhood; here that red sunrise light had fallen over them both in the sacred hour of birth; here her mother had died. Anne looked about her reverently, her eyes with tears. It was for her one of the jewelled hours of life that gleam out radiantly forever in memory."
Anne of the Island (Chapter 21: The Roses of Yesterday)[src]

The history of the Yellow House is unknown. The construction completion date is not stated in the Anne series, nor the builder.


The ShirleysEdit

Walter Shirley, Bertha Willis, and Anne Shirley all lived in the Yellow House. Walter Shirley and Bertha Willis, schoolteachers, lived there from their wedding in June 1864 to their deaths. However, it is known that Anne Shirley lived there for six months after her birth.

Three months after Anne's birth, Walter and Bertha Shirley died. After their death, Anne Shirley moved in with the Thomas family, and was later to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert at Green Gables.


After Anne moved out, a tall, thin, old woman, her husband, and daughter moved in. Described in Anne of the Island briefly, the woman said that her daughter went to school to Bertha Willis, and loved her.

Physical appearanceEdit

The Yellow House was described as being very shabby, located on an out-of-the-way side street in Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia. Lilacs by the gate, it had a kitchen, parlour, and two rooms upstairs. The east gable was where Anne was born.


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Book appearances

TV series appearances

Boston · Charlottetown
Bonnyview · Echo Lodge · The Evergreens · Glen St. Mary manse · Green Gables
House of Dreams · Ingleside · Lone Willow Farm · Lynde's Hollow · Maplehurst · Mount Holly
Orchard Slope · Patty's Place · Tomgallon House · Windy Poplars · The Yellow House
Haunted Wood · Hester Gray's garden · Lake of Shining Waters · Lover's Lane · Rainbow Valley
Manitoba · New Brunswick · Nova Scotia · Ontario · Prince Edward Island · Saskatchewan
Avonlea school · Glen St. Mary school · Queen's Academy · Redmond College · Summerside High School
Bolingbroke · Grafton · Hopetown · Kingsport · Summerside
Avonlea · Carmody · Glen St. Mary · Harbour Head · Lowbridge · Millward
Newbridge · Scottsford · Spencervale · Upper Glen · White Sands
Avonlea Hall · Canada · Four Winds · Hammond Sawmill
Old St. John's Cemetery · Over-Harbour · Spook's Lane · Tomorrow

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