·Glen Alpin is the finest Gothic Revival house in New Jersey.  So stated Janet Foster, chair of the New Jersey Historic Trust (a state agency).  We concur. 

 

The open space in front contains the graves of Peter Kemble and his family. Kemble was appointed to the Provincial Council, the upper house of the legislature that governed the colony of New Jersey, in 1745 under King George II.  He became its president in 1764 under George III and remained so until 1775 when the council last met.   The Kemble family was significant during the American Revolution and to the history of the Morristown National Historical Park.  Peter Kemble, through his daughter Margaret who married General Thomas Gage, is an ancestor of the Viscounts of Firle in East Sussex, England (see firle.com)

 

·The corner at the intersection of Tempe Wick Road and Mount Kemble Avenue is one of the most archaeologically sensitive areas on the property and was the site of a confrontation between mutineers and forces of Gen. Anthony Wayne, who was occupying the Kemble house at the time.  (The Kemble house was moved north of the current Glen Alpin site in 1847 when Henry and Frances (Duer) Hoyt had the stone Gothic Revival house built.)

 

·Glen Alpin is an important contributing building and site in the Tempe Wick Road-Washington Corners Historic District on the state and National Register of Historic Places. The open corner at Glen Alpin is a gateway to this district.

The land at Glen Alpin drains toward the Primrose Brook—still the cleanest brook in the Great Swamp watershed 

 

Glen Alpin
685 Mount Kemble Ave.
(Route 202)
at Tempe Wick Road
Harding Township, NJ

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