The Buttery

The grounds of Old Government House once included an array of outbuildings including a wash house, coach house, stable, cow house, guardhouse, sentry box, well house, and a food storage structure known as the Buttery. 

The Buttery

Of this group, the only one remaining on site is the Buttery – a distinctive circular stone building with a conical tapered roof.  Although its exact date of construction is unknown, it is likely pre-1838.

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2 thoughts on “The Buttery”

  1. Is there a window in this building?

    Is it know if this was promarily used for dairy products (I assume in the summer) or if it was more for general storage of many foods?

    Has the building had any renovations in the last forty or so years.

    Thank you for any assistance you can dive.

  2. Hi Dale,

    Yes there is a window in the building. We added another photo to the post that we had showing it. It was a cool place to store food year round. The building has a new roof added. The photos were taken in 2013.

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