West Parish Meeting House Historic Property
- Historic/Common Name:
- Green's Farms (West Parish) Colonial Church Historic Property
- _ Northeast corner of Greens Farms Road and Sherwood Island Connector.
- Westport »
- 1738 - 20th Century
- Historic Designation:
- LHP, SR
- Property Authority:
- Historic District Commission
- Nature of Authority:
- Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
- General description:
This town-owned 5.9 acre property, located at the northeast corner of Green's Farms Road and the Sherwood Island Connector was the site of the c. 1738 West Parish meeting house and a related schoolhouse. The meeting house was burned in July of 1779 as part of General Tryon's infamous experiment with desolution warfare. In a 1986 archeological excavation at this site, the presence of both historic and Native American below ground cultural resources were documented. Adjacent to the site is a related burying ground. The 3.28 acre Lower Green's Farms Burying Ground was established in 1725 and is owned by the Green's Farms Congregational Church. 
- Significance of the property:
The Greens Farms colonial church site contains potential evidence for land-use patterns associated with religious, educational and government activities, and architectural remains from the Colonial period. The site is also important for the presence of a prehistoric Indian site which could provide more information about the early Middle Woodland period in southwestern Connecticut. 
- Relationship with the Surroundings:
The 5.9 acres plot is bounded on the south by Greens Farms Road; on the west by the Sherwood Island Connector; on the north by the State of CT and NOF land of W. Welles; on the east by land NOF of F.T Bedford; Record map #7152, Westport Town Clerk Office.
- Archaeological site
- Historic Use:
- Meeting House Site, Farm
- Present Use:
- Open space
- Architectural Style:
- 18th Century, 19th Century
- Town of Westport
Assessors information retrieved from the website www.visionappraisal.com.
 Historic Property information retrieved from the town of website http://www.westportct.gov/.
 Greens Farm (West Parish) Colonial Church Site, Historic Resources Inventory, Historic Archeological Sites, Lucinda McWeeney, Westport HDC, 1986, SHPO library, Hartford.
 Westport Preservation Alliance Report, 2009, SHPO library, Hartford.
 Historic District handbook accessed in the town website [http://www.westportct.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=280].
Map of the historic property retrieved the online GIS map, accessed from the town website.View photo
- Date of Compilation:
- Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation