Belton Court

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Belton Court
Belton Court Barrington RI 2012.jpg
Belton Court is located in Rhode Island
Belton Court
Belton Court is located in the US
Belton Court
Location Barrington, Rhode Island
Built 1905
Architect Martin & Hall; George Frederic Hall
Architectural style Medieval inspired
NRHP Reference # 76000037 [1]
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.[2] 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.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Domestic Engineering 23 July 1927: Chicago.
  3. ^ "Retirement Community Planned in Barrington", Providence Journal, April 9, 2014

Coordinates: 41°45′43.19″N 71°19′59.98″W / 41.7619972°N 71.3333278°W / 41.7619972; -71.3333278