1812 History
Barn at Hermitage
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
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
The Hermitage was the farm of William Nelles (1769-1850) and was built near the lake on Lot 6, Concession 1, in c.1800. Nelles was the brother of Robert Nelles and was also a Captain in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This Regiment was known to have been involved in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane.

United States prisoners of war were also known to have been imprisoned in the Hermitage barn during the War of 1812.
Date Of Event
c.1800
Subject(s)
Local identifier
77.81.13
Geographic Coverage
  • Latitude: 43.196738 Longitude: -79.540526
Copyright Statement
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Image courtesy of the Grimsby Museum
Terms of Use
Please contact the Grimsby Museum for any reproductions of this image.
Contact
Grimsby Museum
Email:museum@town.grimsby.on.ca
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Barn at Hermitage


The Hermitage was the farm of William Nelles (1769-1850) and was built near the lake on Lot 6, Concession 1, in c.1800. Nelles was the brother of Robert Nelles and was also a Captain in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This Regiment was known to have been involved in the Battles of Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane.

United States prisoners of war were also known to have been imprisoned in the Hermitage barn during the War of 1812.