Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's Ha-ha

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Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's Ha-ha
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Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's Ha-ha is located in Massachusetts
Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's Ha-ha
Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's Ha-ha is located in the US
Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's Ha-ha
Location 100-122 Randolph Ave., Milton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°15′55″N 71°4′4″W / 42.26528°N 71.06778°W / 42.26528; -71.06778Coordinates: 42°15′55″N 71°4′4″W / 42.26528°N 71.06778°W / 42.26528; -71.06778
Area less than one acre
Built 1771
Part of Milton Hill Historic District (#95000698)
NRHP reference # 75000290[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 13, 1975
Designated CP June 9, 1995

Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's Ha-ha is a historic ha-ha at 100-122 Randolph Avenue in Milton, Massachusetts, United States.

The ha-ha (a sunken wall which permits unblocked views, while still serving functions of a wall such as delineating a border and preventing livestock from crossing) was constructed by then-Acting Governor Thomas Hutchinson in the early 1700s, when the land was part of his extensive Milton estate.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and is a contributing property to the Milton Hill Historic District.[2]

The ha-ha, which is of modest size, is now on the grounds of St. Michael's Church at 100 Randolph Avenue, approximately one block from Governor Hutchinson's Field, a property of The Trustees of Reservations. Park on the street and walk in the driveway to the left (north) of the church. The ha-ha, with a descriptive sign, is on the right before the bend of the driveway.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's Ha-ha". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-24.