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Basking Ridge in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lord Stirling Manor

Brick Outbuildings

 
 
Lord Stirling Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 23, 2009
1. Lord Stirling Manor Marker
Inscription. This property is the site of Lord Stirling Manor, built by William Alexander "Lord Stirling" in 1763 where he lived until 1779. The original residence was razed by fire in 1920 and a new residence was built on part of the remaining foundation where it stands today. During the American Revolution, Lord Stirling was a major general in the Continental Army and one of Washington's most able and trusted officers.

It is estimated that the two brick outbuildings were constructed circa 1840 by the Barkalow family, possibly on foundations of buildings from Lord Stirling's era. It is speculated that the easterly building was built for use as a farm office while the westerly building may have been intended as a granary or buttery.

The Lord Stirling Manor site was listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places on December 1, 1976 and on the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 1978.
 
Location. 40° 41.676′ N, 74° 31.804′ W. Marker is in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from Lord Stirling Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is approximately 100 yards north of entrance to the Lord Sterling Park service area. Marker is in this post office area: Basking Ridge NJ 07920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lord Stirling Manor - Easterly Brick Outbuilding image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 23, 2009
2. Lord Stirling Manor - Easterly Brick Outbuilding
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bernards Township War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Somerset Hills Airport (approx. half a mile away); Lord Stirling Estate (approx. half a mile away); Bernards Township Veterans Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Widow White’s Tavern (approx. one mile away); Lyons Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Basking Ridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Graveyard (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Basking Ridge.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,999 times since then and 90 times this year. Last updated on February 18, 2011, by Todd Florio of Brooklyn, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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