The Premises are located in Little Compton, Rhode Island, in Adamsville. Approximately half the Premises are wooded, with the remainder maintained as hay field habitat. To the north, northwest, southwest, and southeast, the Premises abut medium density residential development. To the west of the Premises is a historic cemetery, as well as agricultural land and deciduous forest. There is also a sizable block of agricultural land to the southeast of the Premises, mixed with some low density residential development. Commercial lands and additional medium density residential development lie northeast.
Based on the examination of historic aerial photography, it appears that the Premises were cleared and used for agricultural purposes since at least 1939. In photographs taken in 1952, the entire Premises remained cleared for agriculture. Photographs taken in 1962 show the western portion of the Premises beginning to revert to forest.
Conservation Easement given by Amelia F. Thomas on December 19, 2007.
December 19, 2007
wildlife habitat, meadow land, woodlands, agriculture