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Smith Town Hill House

269 Edinburgh Street, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3E5, Canada
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Ranked #21 of 29 attractions in Peterborough
Owner description: A property built by Mossom Boyd Senior a lumber barron to house his children while they went to school while he conducted business elsewhere but... more » Owner description: A property built by Mossom Boyd Senior a lumber barron to house his children while they went to school while he conducted business elsewhere but mainly in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. It is beautiful on the inside, carrying a person back to the mid 1800s. The two and a half square storey portion was the original building built in 1832 or earlier out of stone quarried from Jackson Park where the Pagoda Bridge is located. The tudour style addition has two gargoyles located where the second floor begins and these face Braetop Cotage circa 1818 plus Edinburgh Street. There used to be a large barn on the property before a piece of the property about 60 feet by 300 feet was sold off. There is a moat going around three sides of this house which gives an airy feeling to the basement, now enclosed by wrought iron fencing. There is a wrought iron fence going around the perimeter of the property but back in the 1800s the First Nations Trail was used to cross this property and the present owners respectfully marked the First Nations Trail with a group of large boulders. It is well worth a stop to have a look at, especially to try to figure out who the gargoyles represent? « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This two and a half storie stone house was built around the 1830s was built in two different time periods by Mossom Boyd a lumber Barron. The last section which is most photogenic was built circa 1846 in the tudor style and has two gargoyles at each end between the first and second floor. The basement held the servants and... More

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