The Barriefield Village Association is very proud to announce the publication of Barriefield: Two Centuries of Village Life. This beautiful 200-page book is composed of essays about various aspects of the village’s past, and includes 170 illustrations.

Published by Quarry Press, it is available through David Craig at 613-544-4081 davidfcraig@hotmail.com. The price is $35 cash, or a cheque made out to the Barriefield Village Association. Shipping extra. It is also available at Novel Idea in downtown Kingston, and will be available via amazon in April.

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In 1814, Richard Cartwright created a townsite on his property near the Naval Shipyards, and the first building lots were sold in June of 1814. Barriefield prospered for many decades, with an important boatbuilding industry on the waterfront, and the houses owned by stone masons, carpenters and other tradespeople.  In the mid-20th century, the economic life of the village declined, with the result that the 19th century village was largely preserved. In 1980, Barriefield became the first village in Ontario to be designated a Heritage Conservation District.