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Township of Puslinch, 7404 Wellington Road 34, Puslinch, Ontario N0B 2J0

James Orme House and Barns - Digital Archive

The Digital Archive and complementary Interactive Heritage Register Map are initiatives to provide historical information regarding properties included on the Township’s Heritage Register. The Digital Archive only includes properties which have consented to include their heritage property on this archive.

We recognize that when the first Euro‐Canadian settlers arrived in what is now Puslinch Township, the Anishinaabe ancestors of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation had long established hunt camps in the area. Through written and verbal accounts we understand that the Anishinaabe interacted with the settlers in a friendly and cooperative manner. It is acknowledged that the development of the Township encroached upon their traditional way of life resulting in their displacement.

James Orme House and Barns

Residence 711 Arkell Road Concession 10, Rear Part Lots 7-9 Puslinch, ON
Photo of James Orme House and Barns

Biographical Info

The James Orme House was built in 1854, possibly by Peter Hume, a Scottish stonemason who lived nearby. It is an early and significant fieldstone and granite Georgian style house in the Puslinch Township. In addition to the two-storey Georgian farmhouse, Orme also started a farm on the property.

Of particular note is the associated large fieldstone barn (1868) and the stone stable (1871). A stone piggery, later demolished, formed the third arm of this traditional enclosed farmyard.

James Orme had emigrated from Scotland to Farnham Plains in 1832, purchasing Lots 7 to 9.

The property is historically associated with Scottish immigration and the settlement of Arkell. It is extremely agriculturally significant to Puslinch and Arkell, and is even cited in Canadian literature on barns. 


James Orme House and Barns - Exterior House

James Orme House and Barns - Exterior Barn

Categories: Decade Built – 1850s, Decade Plaqued – 2000s, Georgian/Neoclassical Style, Historical Association – Scottish/Scotland, Materials – Stone, Two-storeys