Wales, MA – $130,000

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Added to OHD on 7/15/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   9 Comments
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157 Monson Rd, Wales, MA 01081

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  • $130,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1896 Sq Ft
  • 8.4 Ac.
Pastoral Setting describes this 1852 Colonial on 8.4 acres of farmland! Bring your hammer! This home needs a complete rehab! This post and beam home was once the "William Peck" homestead. Corner lot to Lynch Rd and Monson Rd. New septic system for 3 bedrooms. Great for a restoration expert. Wide board floors, chestnut beams! Please call for private showing.
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Karen King, RE/MAX Connections
(413) 596-8500
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9 Comments on Wales, MA – $130,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11884 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    1852 looks a bit late for this by at least 30-40 years, thoughts?

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  2. nhguynhguy says: 67 comments
    1880 Victorian-Bungalow
    NH

    The 10th photo shows feather edge paneling generally used in 18th century construction.

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  3. KleighKleigh says: 12 comments

    Here’s a question I have about large timbers… maybe someone would educate me. Are there any methods used to judge the strength and integrity of large ancient timbers other than visual inspection? Is it just acquired knowledge gained over the years? One can readily see splits, dry rot, rot from dampness and termite damage. But are there other specialized technical tests to insure the integrity of the beams? I don’t require a lengthy answer since I’m never going to be confronted with the issue. Just curious about how one gauges a purchase of a building with that has these huge old timbers…

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  4. JimHJimH says: 5010 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Historical data differs on the construction – said to be the oldest extant house in Wales, built around 1780. The home of Cyrus Munger (1751-1839), “a man of strong mind, much steadfastness of purpose and opinion, of great good nature and sociability. Moral character unspotted”. His father died in the Revolution, and Cyrus served as a Minuteman. He and wife Prudence Rogers had 7 children.
    http://mhc-macris.net/Details.aspx?MhcId=WAL.36

    The house has great character and a lovely site. Looking up at those wide, unpainted floorboards with their great patina is just wonderful!

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  5. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1118 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Charleston, SC

    Looking for a build date, I came across this 1912 postcard that’s just too cool not to link:
    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Wales-MA-The-William-Peck-Residence-1912/303140780661?hash=item4694993a75:m:miP8DkmWzup5IUDcBHsls0A

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    • JimHJimH says: 5010 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Nice postcard!

      This William M. Peck (1855-1927) bought the farm in 1898 from the family of David B. Needham, who purchased it in 1857 from Windham Munger (1792-1860). This Munger was the son of the Cyrus Munger I mentioned, who bought the property in 1787 for 100 pounds from the estate of Jonathan Moulton (1717-1785), which included “the residence of said Jonathan Moulton” . Moulton was one of the first settlers at South Brimfield, which became Wales. That’s a very old house!

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  6. LesFosselLesFossel says: 79 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1815 Cape

    I’d go for a 1750 date since at least some of the summer beams, joists, and bottoms of the sub flooring are smooth enough to be intended to be exposed – though I did not note any chamfering. There seems to have been many changes over the years. It is extremely unusual to have upstairs windows that are out of alignment with the downstairs windows. An above ground archeologist could have a field day with this one.
    Les Fossel

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  7. JuliaJulia says: 1 comments

    The simplicity of the stairway points to be much earlier than listed.

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