On November 19, 1997, Sarah Bundy Collier and Melisa Bundy Paradise donated the fee simple interest in Plat 30, Lot 38 to the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust. The deed indicates the property contains approximately fifteen (15.0) acres of open space land. The Little Compton Assessors Map indicates the property has approximately 7.9 acres of land.
Although Sarah Bundy Collier and Melisa Bundy Paradise donated the land in 1997, the Tockwotton Home came forward in July 2005 with a deed, which gave them one-third interest in the property. Ms. Elizabeth Bundy had prepared the deed sometime in 1986, transferring her portion to the Tockwotton Home. The 1986 deed was not filed until 1999.
The Tockwotton Home contacted the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust with regard to Tockwotton’s one-third interest in the property in July 2005. The Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust purchased the Tockwotton Home’s one-third interest from them on October 31, 2006. The Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust owns the entire parcel fee simple.
A baseline documentation report was completed on this property during the moths of April 2021 thru June 2021. The report outlines the history of the property, as well as it’s current uses. The entire report is available on this website.
Prior Land Uses: In the earliest available aerial imagery from 1939, the Premises appears to be forested woodlot. The Premises appear to have been undisturbed until 1972 – 1981 when the southern most 1.5 acres was thinned out with many large trees cut. The Premises do not show any notable activity after this point, up until the acquisition by LCACT in 1997. No visible activity on the Premises has been observed up to the present day.
Current Land Uses: At present, the Premises is forested and forested swamp, and difficult to access or transverse due to the small amount of road frontage and mucky soils. There is no planned public access, and the only trail visible begins at the southern boundary along William Sisson Road and terminates very soon in the forested interior of the property.