The old Harrington Church, which bears the name of the 2nd Earl of Harrington, first opened its doors for worship on January 24, 1864. The church was built in the tradition of old-world Scottish craftsmanship.
"...the new church, in connection with the Church of Scotland, on the Brackley Point Road, having recently been finished, was opened for divine worship. The Church, which is a neat and comfortable edifice, was crowded on the occasion;
" (The Protestant and Evangelical Witness published Saturday, January 30, 1864)
It was used as a church until 1990. Later that year it was moved a few kilometers down the road toward Charlottetown where it sat unoccupied and deteriorating.
The present owners of the building had admired the structure for years and wondered about the fate of the old neglected church. One month before the church was to be demolished (October 2005) they secured the building and had it moved to its present location in Rice Point. The structure has been lovingly renovated it for its new life as a cottage.
Visitors can enjoy the spectacular South Shore views from the comfort of the deck and hot tub of this unique and interesting retreat.
Harrington House first opened its doors for worship on January 24, 1864, the same year as the Charlottetown Conference! It was used as a church until 1990 and then moved a few kilometers down the road (across from the Charlottetown Airport) In 2006 it was relocated to its present location and re-purposed into its current capacity as a cottage.
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