|Location||Barrington, Rhode Island|
|Architect||Martin & Hall; George Frederic Hall|
|Architectural style||Medieval inspired|
|NRHP Reference #||76000037 |
|Added to NRHP||June 30, 1976|
Belton Court (also known as Ferrin Hall, Barrington College, Gibson Memorial Building, and Peck Mansion) is a historic estate on Middle Highway in Barrington, Rhode Island.
The building was built as the country home for Frederick Stanhope Peck, a businessman and Rhode Island political figure. It was designed by Martin & Hall, an esteemed Providence architectural firm. The expansive 1927-28 additions were designed by George Frederic Hall, that firm's successor. Barrington College, a Christian school, owned the building for many years as part of its campus before merging with Gordon College in Massachusetts. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. In 1985 Belton Court became home to the Zion Bible College which bought the campus for over $5 million. In 2007, it was listed for sale at $13 million, and Zion Bible College moved to Bradford, Massachusetts in 2008.
In 2011, a Massachusetts-based investor won a bid for Belton Court at auction. The developer, ShineHarmony Holdings LLC, plans to preserve the property and re-use it as elderly housing, including assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care.
- NPS link to official site
- "Bible college said to be set to leave town," Providence Journal, September 19, 2007
- Barrington Comprehensive Community Plan: 2009 Update / Amended May 2012, Appendix V: HIstoric Properties in Barrington[permanent dead link] page V-1
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Domestic Engineering 23 July 1927: Chicago.
- http://www.providencejournal.com/business/content/20140408-retirement-community-planned-in-barrington.ece "Retirement Community Planned in Barrington", Providence Journal, April 9, 2014
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