Moulton Castle, The Snow Collection, The Museum of Old Newbury
Captain Henry William Moulton (1833 -1896) returned to Newburyport after the Civil War in 1865. He came into possession of Moulton Hill, overlooking the Merrimac River, which had been in different branches of the Moulton family for six generations. The top of Moulton Hill was said to have the most beautiful landscape in all of New England.
View from Moulton Castle, The Snow Collection, The Museum of Old Newbury
Moulton Castle, Newburyport, Mass.
Following Captain Moulton’s death in 1896, the property was bought by financier Charles W. Moseley who tore down Moulton Castle in December 1900. The site of the mansion is now known as Castle Hill and is part of Maudslay State Park.
You can read about Moultonville on the blog for History~Newburyport.
Boston Athenaeum, Digital Collection: George H. Walker & Co.’s Atlas of Essex County, Massachusetts. Boston, 1884, p. 143.
Part of the Poem called “Moulton Castle,” by Charles Clinton Jones
“It stood on a pine fringed hill-top
O’er looking the ancient town,
And the winding course of the river;
That turreted castle brown.
For more than a generation
It guarded the country-side,
The city and bay and islands,
And the marshes low and wide.”
“History from The Moulton Family Search,” the Boston Athenaeum and “History of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport” by Rebecca Beatrice Brooks.
Check Out The Interactive History Map
More information about Newburyport and its history can be found on the interactive history map, “Newburyport – Keeping the Story Alive.”
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