Ladd's Castle - Colonial Manor, New Jersey
Posted by: BruceS
N 39° 51.395 W 075° 08.614
18S E 487719 N 4411849
Quick Description: Historic early home in the area of Woodbury and Colonial Manor, New Jersey.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2008 6:29:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM49XD
In 1688 John Ladd, a surveyor of Philadelphia for William Penn came in to possession of 7,000 acres of timbered land along the Delaware River. Shortly after obtaining this land, Ladd built the manor house, "Candor Hall" now known as "Ladd's Castle. The main portion of the house was constructed of brick which were made on the grounds and had two wings constructed of hewn logs. The house was was added to and altered at various times over the years. The house is reputed to be the oldest brick house in Gloucester County.
1337 Lafayette Ave.
Colonial Manor , New Jersey
County / Borough / Parish: Gloucester
Year listed: 1972
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
Periods of significance: 1650-1699
Historic function: Domestic
Current function: Domestic
Privately owned?: yes
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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