532 High Street Chestertown, MD 21620
Listing Courtesy of: BRIGHT IDX / Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate Company / Mary Fielding

  532 High Street Chestertown, MD 21620

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Perhaps the oldest home in Maryland. Rock of Ages as it's known on the deed and other documents. Captain John Palmer is crediting with erecting the home between 1633 and 1668. At that time the house was at the head of a cove of the Chester River which extended up through Chestertown right where the the WIN/Dollar Store parking lot is now located, on through what is now Kent Street and up to Garnett School. In 1937 and old ships clock was found under the attic flooring which bore the date 1668 and the name Capt. John Palmer. It's believed that Rock of Ages was constructed and occupied at an earlier date. It's walls are of stone not native to this area, giving the belief that they were carried as ballast from England in Capt. John Palmer's ships.There is a 8+ bay carriage house at the end of the flag lot. An old outhouse with toilet still inside and an attached shed. The house needs renovation. Kitchen, Bathroom, etc. But what an awesome property and history to own!This historical house needs someone who appreciates the historical qualities and is willing to restore it. I hope it's you!Please note. Latent defects. House has not been occupied since 1996. There may be property defects. Perspective Buyers and Agents enter at their own risk.

MLS #:
Lot Size
7,530 SQFT
Single-Family Home
Year Built
Cape Cod
School District
Kent County Public Schools
Kent County
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathroom: 1
Interior Features
  • Wood Floors
  • Chestertown Historic District
Lot Information
  • Flag
Property Features
  • Below Grade
  • Above Grade
  • Fireplace: Mantel(s)
  • Fireplace: Brick
  • Foundation: Stone
Heating and Cooling
  • Radiator
  • None
Basement Information
  • Connecting Stairway
  • Outside Entrance
  • Dirt Floor
  • Hardwood
Exterior Features
  • Stone
Utility Information
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Fuel: Oil
  • Gravel Driveway
  • Fenced
  • 2
Living Area
  • 1,186 sqft
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Disclaimer: Square footage is based on information available to agent, including County records. Information has not been verified by agent and should be verified by buyer.