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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., Some old Medford houses and estates. (search)
ock is located between the way and the river. The word Meadford appears in close proximity to the house; and on the margin, said to be in the handwriting of Governor Winthrop, are the words, Meadford, Mr. Cradock's ferme house. We are fortunate in having another map dated October, 1637, representing Governor Winthrop's Ten Hills Governor Winthrop's Ten Hills farm (see Medford Historical Register, Vol. I, No. 4, Page 123), showing the Cradock farm house (and other buildings) as it is located upon the first named map. Mistick bridge is also shown near the farm house. Another landmark to be noted is that the northwest corner of the Ten Hills farm is located exactly at the southeast corns such as the Wade and Tufts houses were not built in the early days of the settlement; the necessary materials were not at hand for such purposes. In 1631, Governor Winthrop built himself a house of stone on Winter Hill, and owing to the lack of lime to make mortar the workmen were obliged to use clay to lay up the walls, and dur