Latlng: (43.814494, -79.157268)

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Purcell's Mill - Twyn Rivers

Ajax And Pickering, Ontario

Location Owner OnlyMe
Creation Date Dec 02 2012
Status Abandoned
Category Foundations
Location Ajax And Pickering, Ontario
Site number #5901

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.

Latlng: (43.814494, -79.157268)

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avatar of clay70
clay70 love the house foundations in the woods...
Feb 21 2013
avatar of spydrgyrl
spydrgyrl I love old mills. *sigh*
Feb 01 2013
avatar of OnlyMe
OnlyMe 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.
Dec 02 2012
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ground state I'll bet money that there's a geocache here. Looks like the perfect place.
Dec 02 2012
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trailblazer519 Can you get more pics of the car too or is that all that was left of it?
Dec 02 2012
avatar of clay70
clay70 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..
Dec 02 2012