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Green's Farms (West Parish) Colonial Church Historic Property

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Year of Establishment:
Overlapping Historic Designation(s):
Property Authority:
Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
Archaeological site
Architectural Style:
18th Century, 19th Century

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. [2]

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. [2]

Assessors information retrieved from the website
[1] Historic Property information retrieved from the town of website
[2] Greens Farm (West Parish) Colonial Church Site, Historic Resources Inventory, Historic Archeological Sites, Lucinda McWeeney, Westport HDC, 1986, SHPO library, Hartford.
[3] Westport Preservation Alliance Report, 2009, SHPO library, Hartford.
[4] Historic District handbook accessed in the town website [].

Date of Compilation:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation