The Wellington Farm is an extremely unusual survivor, reflective of Weston’s 1th, 18t, and 19th-century agricultural period. Throughout the 20th century, Weston has developed as a very wealthy suburban community and most of its former farms have been, or are being, subdivided for residential development. The Wellington Farm remains in the hands of descendants of its early 20th century owners, all of whom are committeed to retaining its agrarian character. While many houses from the earlier centuries remain, only a scant half dozen retain any of their agricultural characteristics beyond possible retention of a barn used for storage or other non-agricultural purposes. The Wellington Farm retains about 35 acres of open, stone wall-lined fields that are still used to produce hay for the horses that are boarded in its large barn complex; it also retains a farmer’s cottage and pigsties dating from the early 20th century, when horses and Guernsey cattle were raised by the Wellington family. . . .
The Wellington Farm remains as a uniquely well-documented farmstead whose current bounds, based on current Wellington family ownership, retain the core of the farm as developed in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. The family remains committed to retaining its agricultural character despite substantial development pressure and the threat of the Massachusetts Turnpike widening. The acreage to the west, deeded to the town for conservation purposes, will continue to reinforce the rural qualities of the farm. National Register listing should provide a significant boost to recogition and preservation of this significant component of Weston’s agricutural history.