Nelles Manor Fireplace Charm
Description
Sponsors
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type
Object
Item Type
Decorations
Description
A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, home of Col. Robert Nelles. It was common for charms such as this to be built into fireplaces in the year 1800 or earlier with the belief that they would keep evil spirits away. The Nelles Manor was completed in 1798.

Perhaps they believed it would have kept American intruders away during the years 1812-1814. Unfortunately, the house was eventually occupied by American troops during the war.
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Local identifier
L61 d
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1932095520757 Longitude: -79.5671725273132
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Image courtesy of the Grimsby Museum
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Nelles Manor Fireplace Charm


A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, home of Col. Robert Nelles. It was common for charms such as this to be built into fireplaces in the year 1800 or earlier with the belief that they would keep evil spirits away. The Nelles Manor was completed in 1798.

Perhaps they believed it would have kept American intruders away during the years 1812-1814. Unfortunately, the house was eventually occupied by American troops during the war.