‘The Great Wall of New Canaan’: Perambulation Line

Michael and Joan Allocca have lived in New Canaan for more than 30 years, 10 of which have been spent on Kimberly Place. When they first purchased the property, they discovered that a stipulation existed on behalf of an ancient stone wall that ran along the rear of their property line. “We heard that the stone wall was grandfathered in,” Joan Allocca told NewCanaanite.com. “We weren’t allowed to touch it, it was supposed to remain the way it was.”

The reason for the conservation of the wall can be traced back to the 17th Century, long before the town of New Canaan was even established. It is one of the last remaining pieces of the Perambulation Line—the original border of Stamford and Norwalk.