This home belonged to the Redferns Family from1896 to 1983. The Redferns had moved to the United States and did not need the property any longer. The property was abandoned in the late 1920’s. The Town of Carleton Place purchased this property from Dr. Redfern in about 1983 for about $5,000.00 to be used as recreational land.
As you approach the old stone house ruins, you can see that all that remains are the stone walls.
The house was once a grand building, but now it's just a shell of its former self. The stones that make up the walls are weathered and worn, and there are cracks and holes throughout. As you step closer, you can see that the walls are made up of large, irregular stones that were likely quarried from the surrounding area.
You can imagine what the house may have looked like in its prime, with a peaked roof and perhaps even some chimneys. But now, the sky is the only thing that covers the top of the walls. The interior of the house is completely exposed to the elements, with no roof or floors remaining.
As you wander through the ruins, you can feel the history and stories that must be hidden within the stones. The ruins themselves are a testament to the passing of time and the stories that are left behind.
Location ID #BR0123