Starr Farm, photo by Susan Charkes.

The Brandywine Conservancy recently preserved 16 acres of historic land from future development on Skelp Level Road in East Bradford Township, Chester County, PA.

Previously owned by the Township and adjacent to other properties protected by the Conservancy, this property is the original Samuel Starr Farm, a historic site that is designated as a visually significant landscape by the Township.

The property includes farm fields, meadows, steep slopes, and a cluster of 18th and 19th century structures which are protected Township Class I historic resources.

East Bradford Township has acquired additional acreage adjacent to this property to comprise the Starr Farm Park. A public trail easement on this property will also connect to existing trails in the area.

“Not only does the project contribute significantly to the Paradise Valley Historic District and viewshed, but it is surrounded by 179 acres of newly preserved parkland that connects to a 1,000-acre corridor of protected open space,” said Rich Phifer, Director of Property and Recreation. “The Township felt from the beginning that the Brandywine Conservancy was the optimal land conservancy to work with on this project since the Conservancy has held conservation easements on several of the adjacent parcels since the late 1970s.”


This post adapted from a post by Brandywine Conservancy on Instagram.