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Purcell's Mill - Twyn Rivers

Located in: Ajax/Pickering
Location #5901
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Location Owner:OnlyMe
Creation Date: 12/2/2012
Last Updated: 12/3/2012



Description
This is just a stone foundation which is nearly invisible to passers by, except when on foot. Just a few meters off the North West side of the road stands a wall as well as some sort of below ground level cistern.

I believe this was the barn, and the actual house foundation is close by, just off the trail opposite the rusted out car. You can easily see the stone gate posts which would have marked the entrance to the property off Twyn Rivers as that is the entrance to Rouge Park's Orchard Trail.

The abandoned car is along a more Westward path branching off from the Orchard Trail, which probably would have belonged to the last owners of the property. It is the remains of a 1951 Kaiser Sedan, which was a classy car at the time.

So far, all I've found in the area are the barn, house, car exterior and frame.



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Status: Abandoned
Category: Foundations



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Twyn Rivers Old Foundation
Purcell's Mill - Twyn Rivers
Created on:7/10/2013
Created by: AprilSa0769
6 photos
House Foundation
Purcell's Mill - Twyn Rivers
Created on:12/3/2012
Created by: OnlyMe
4 photos
Barn/Mill Foundation
Purcell's Mill - Twyn Rivers
Created on:12/2/2012
Created by: OnlyMe
16 photos


clay70 says:
2/21/2013 9:02:12 PM

love the house foundations in the woods...

spydrgyrl says:
2/1/2013 6:12:33 AM

I love old mills. *sigh*

OnlyMe says:
12/2/2012 10:57:02 PM

I'm going back to this area tomorrow, and will try to find more ruins.
Trailpro, those are the only parts left of the car, someone must have dragged the frame out to sell as scrap metal. I'm not the one so smart as to identify it though, that was my husband. His family owns Roblin's Garage (a location on OAP in Prince Edward County) so he knows all about classic cars.

ground state says:
12/2/2012 9:26:35 PM

I'll bet money that there's a geocache here. Looks like the perfect place.

trailblazer519 says:
12/2/2012 6:44:17 PM

Can you get more pics of the car too or is that all that was left of it?

clay70 says:
12/2/2012 4:41:23 PM

love it..can u add photos of the mill foundations by the river? or is that it? also, u may find the mill pond's dirt wall and the remains of the mill dam at the place where it crossed the river..

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On 7/10/2013 10:02:49 PM user clay70 moved gallery titled "Old Foundation" from location #8217
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