Fairfield House, The

A superb example of an 18th-century dwelling, the Fairfield House was completed, according to tradition, in 1793. It was built by William Fairfield, Sr., a Loyalist who had settled here with his family nine years earlier. In form and mode of construction this large, handsome farmhouse reflects the New England background of the Fairfields. A timber-framed, clapboard structure, it is distinguished by a steeply pitched roof, balanced proportions and fine interior detailing. Later additions - the galleried verandah and French windows - enrich the façade. Occupied by six generations of Fairfields until it was donated to the people of Ontario in 1959, the house survives as an outstanding record of 18th-century building techniques. Its continued preservation had been entrusted to the St. Lawrence Parks Commission.


In Fairfield Historical Park, Amherstview - Highway 33, just east of County Road 6

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Lennox and Addington

Municipality: Township of Loyalist