In December 2005/April
2006, respectively, the GLT acquired easements on two parcels
formerly part of a 100-acre lot on the lower reaches of Barr
Hill. Last farmed by Everett and Delia Rutledge in the 1950s,
the lot was purchased in 1872 by Delia’s great-grandfather
Moses Haines, and before that farmed successively by Franklin
Blake, B.B. Glines, and Edward Hunt. The original proprietor,
in 1791, was John Platt.
Ronna Gray/David & Andrea
This property, comprising 20.6 acres of hayfield, pasture and
forest, adjoins the Perham homestead, the next-to-last house
on Barr Hill Road en route to the Barr Hill Nature Preserve.
In December 2005, Ronna Gray completed a bargain sale to the
GLT in which she generously donated most of the value of a conservation
easement on the parcel, adjoining the McGrath land on which
the GLT also holds an easement (see McGrath page). The Perhams,
who purchased Ronna’s property in March 2006, agreed to
the easement, which allows no residential development.
[photos by David Perham]
Estate of Sherrard Gray/Scott
This 15-acre, largely wooded parcel, was also part of the Rutledge
farm. In 1973 Sherry Gray built a dugout on the hill behind
the Perhams and lived in it for 20 years before building a small
cottage next door. Following Sherry’s death in November
2004, his family donated an easement to the GLT in April 2006.
Bob and Sue Goodby, who purchased the property in October of
2006, agreed to the easement, which allows for one single-family
residence. In March 2008 the Goodbys sold the property to the Tod Mann family, who have donated it to their son Scott.
For further information contact Clive Gray, chair
at 802-533-2609 (Oct.-May) or 802-533-7723 (June-Sept).
Greensboro Land Trust, Box
135, Greensboro, VT 05841