Credit :Angelo Bissessarsingh
Providence Estate was founded around 1770 by Sir William Young, at one time Governor of Tobago and Commissioner of Lands in Tobago and Grenada. The three hundred odd acres outside the tiny hamlet of Les Couteaux in the Main Ridge.
Young died in a duel in 1777 with neighbouring landowner Peter Franklyn (reputedly over a slave woman) and the estate along with others passed to his son. The property remained in the Young family until the early 20th century. The estate boasted a fine water mill and a magnificent aqueduct, both of which might still exist.
The old great house,seen here shortly before its demolition was made of wood and shingle on a foundation of coral limestone and ballast bricks, it stood until 1994 when it was demolished, having fallen into grave disrepair.
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