Protected Lands Catalog
Property ID: BLT #114
Grantor: Nancy S. & Albert R. Lamb III
Property Name: Hinckley’s Pond Conservation Restriction
Acquisition Date: December 27, 2007
Location: 21 & 43 Scudder Lane, Barnstable Village
Description: Rick and Nancy Lamb placed a conservation restriction on 5.73 acres of pond shore on Hinckley’s Pond in Barnstable Village. The rolling landscape is part of the scenic backdrop of the pond as viewed from Old Kings Highway (Route 6A). The area is of historic importance because it is believed that in 1639 Pond Village became Barnstable’s first colonial settlement and likely one of the first settlements on Cape Cod. Hinckley’s Pond is unique on the Cape in having a freshwater outlet stream that discharges directly into tidewater without mixing in an estuarial manner. Pond Village is part of the Old Kings Highway Historic District and is designated as a District of Critical Planning Concern due to its unique history and environmental resources.
Habitat: Pond shore, freshwater wetlands and woodland edge
Parcel ID: Town of Barnstable Assessor’s #258011, #258012
Additional Information: This conservation restriction on privately-owned land is not open for public access.