Brick Mill Landing


 ca. 1790-1879

Other Names

Brick Mills Landing, Hardcastle Mill House







The landing is located on the west side of the Choptank River, across from Melvills Warehouse, about three miles north of Denton. The landing was well known in the early years serving as a shipping center and served as the turning point for vessels on the river.  At the landing is a circa 1790 Flemish bond brick mill house referred to as Hardcastle Mill House. "This house stands on part of a tract called Sayer's Addition, the part re-patented under the name Luck by Chance (1787).  In 1797 Luck by Chance was purchased by John Hardcastle of Caroline County, son of Thomas Hardcastle. A deed of 1802 (Caroline County Land Records) mentions John's grist mill. In the accounting of the disposition of his estate in 1816, his brick mill house in mentioned.  The landing is identified on the 1875 Caroline County map found in The 1877 Atlases and Other Early Maps of the Eastern Shore, Maryland and "Index Chart of Natural Oyster Bars, Crab Bottoms, Clam Beds and Triangular Stations of Maryland surveyed by Maryland Shell Fish Commission in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Fisheries and U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey," 1906-1912. This may be the same landing as Road to Hardcastle Mill Landing.


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River Sections:
Lower Choptank
Lower Tributaries
Middle Choptank

Historic Sites on the Upper Choptank River

Todd Wharf
Downes Landing
Two Johns
Keenes Landing
Towers Wharf
Potters Landing
Potters Mill
Lyford Landing
Pealiquor Ldg
Pungy Shipwreck
Watts Creek
Vesper Shipwreck
West Denton
Denton Wharves
Denton Bridges
Denton Ferries
Pig Point
Neck Meeting House
QARR Bridge
Adams Landing
Ridgely Waterfront
Hardcastle Ldg
Barwicks Ferry
Melvills Warehse
Smith Landing
Brigantine Ldg
Sangstons Ldg
Passapea Ldg
Landing Ck Ldg
Brick Mill Landing
G'boro Wharves
G'boro Bridges
Sandy Is Bridge
Choptank Mills