Phillips Mill was originally settled in the early 18th century. By the middle of the century a mill was built in the area. That mill today is the heart of the district and home of the Phillips’ Mill Community Association. Across the road is a group of houses built to look like an English village. Also included in the district, located on River Road between Chapel and Limeport roads, is the stone farmhouse that was the home of one of the original New Hope School artists, William Lathrop, the Phillips Mill Inn, Hotel du Village, West End Farm, St. Phillips Chapel, and Lenteboden. The district was given national recognition in 1983.
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