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The Scotch Settlement 1819

Located in: Bradford
Location #800
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Location Owner:thefishingnut
Creation Date: 8/24/2009
Last Updated: 9/5/2019



Description

While driving down highway 400 a friend and I decided drive around and see what was around these side roads and we came across this Church and Cemetery that looked a bit old and abandoned.

There was an Ontario's Historical Plaque at the site that read...

In 1815 some 140 Highland Scots from Lord Selkirk's Red River Settlement, disheartened by crop failures and the opposition of the North West Company, moved to Upper Canada. Transported in the Nor 'Westers' canoes, they disembarked at Holland Landing in September. They found temporary employment in the Yonge Street settlements but in 1819 many took up land in West Gwillimbury. In 1823 Presbyterian services were held in a building on this site which was replaced by a frame church in 1827. The present structure was completed in 1869.



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Scotch Church
The Scotch Settlement 1819
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Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: thefishingnut
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timo explorer says:
2/13/2012 8:26:15 PM

Feb 2012 visit. All the trees surrounding the exterior of the church have all been removed. Could this be to make it more visible for unwanted vandals? Or to help preserve the foundation? Certainly takes away from some of the old time charm.

clay70 says:
1/19/2011 11:40:30 AM

hopefully with the Ontario historical plaque outside it will remain for the next few 100 yrs.

timo explorer says:
1/16/2011 3:53:09 PM

Visited this great old church today and found someone had broken in the front door, and the rear door was wide open. Had a quick look inside and took some pics. The interior has not been vandalized and a thick layer of dust coats everything. There is nothing of value inside, but it is still worth a visit before it gets locked up or destroyed.

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