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Freeman Cocroft House (Croftmere)

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1906, W. G. Sheldon. 568 Post Rd.

The first of the descendant houses to be built on the Watson estate after the Reverend Elisha Watson's death in 1900 was this spreading shingle house, distantly visible from the road. A wedding present to Watson's granddaughter, Mary, it overlooks a millpond Watson had excavated in 1857 for a stone gristmill (later demolished). Nearby is a wood-shingled octagonal tower with a weathervane.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Freeman Cocroft House (Croftmere)", [South Kingstown, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 396-396.

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