Barnstead is a town located in Central New Hampshire. It is part of Belknap County and, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, is home to 4,593 people. It includes several villages, including Center Barnstead, North Barnstead, Barnstead Parade and South Barnstead, and encompasses a total area of 44 square miles.
The town was originally granted to Reverend Joseph Adams in 1727 by Governor William Dummer. In 1767, the area was settled and incorporated as a town by then-governor John Wentworth. Most early settlers hailed from Hempstead, New York, or Barnstable, Massachusetts, which led to the name Barnstead. Over the years, Barnstead has been home to much farming and manufacturing; in 1859, the town housed a wool factory, four shingle mills, four clapboard mills, seven sawmills, two tanneries and a lumber yard.
Enjoy lake views and a sandy beach just steps from your front door with this three bedroom home in Locke Lake Colony Association includes Golf, Tennis, 2 Pools, and two lakes with 6 beaches. Locke Lake has six beaches. The amenities of Locke Lake Col
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Ever dream of having a waterfront home where you can relax and get away from the hustle and bustle? This furnished lake home is the one you have been waiting for. Completely remodeled inside and out and from top to bottom in 2014. Home is turn-key
Large antique colonial with some old charm, like wide-pine floors and two brick hearths, with pellet stoves. This home also has many newer features including kitchen, baths, updated electrical, hardwood flooring, replacement windows, and new septic
What a wonderful place to call home! Cape style house located in Locke Lake Colony Association offers first floor eat-in kitchen, living room, den, master bedroom and full bath; second floor offers second bedroom, additional room and storage closet.
You will LOVE this beautiful 3 bedroom home in the Locke Lake Colony with year round views of Locke Lake! This corner lot Cape boasts a large, fully fenced in back yard with your own pool and a massive front yard for all of your outdoor fun. You'll
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Don’t let the age fool you, this cottage has been fully remodeled inside and out & from top to bottom, over the last few years. Ever dream of having a cottage near a lake where you can come to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle? This f
Gorgeous recently renovated home with nearby beach access to Locke Lake!! The community surrounds the 160 acre lake and also has access to neighboring Half Moon Lake. Walk in to cathedral ceilings and tons of natural sunlight with beautiful wood flo
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Suncook Lake year round home. This ranch style home sits on 1.15 acres with direct views of Suncook Lake. Take advantage of the beach, hot tub, views, and land! Outside you’ll find a new dock & kayak holder for your activities. Enter the newly finish
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Enjoy country living in this lovely home overlooking your own beautiful 4+/- acre field. Features a bright and sunny eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, spacious living room, full bathroom, and two bedrooms on the first floor. The lower level feature
An adorable farmhouse in the coveted Locke Lake Colony. Locke Lake Colony is a planned community developed by the Locke Family in 1966. Members of this community include permanent, as well as seasonal residents of all ages. The community surrounds
Work from home in this uniquely restored Cape, with large attached workshop, storage area & office. Or use your imagination & convert it into a café, professional office, brewery, boutique style business or use your imagination. This mixed use landma
Antique 1790 Cape sits on a hill overlooking beautiful Upper Suncook Lake. Sit and enjoy the view from the screened in porch. This home features original pumpkin pine flooring in the livingroom, small dining room and bedrooms. It also boasts post and
Three season waterfront santuary located on Huntress pond in Barnstead, NH. Fully furnished cozy cottage located 90 minutes north of Boston sits on 130' of waterfrontage. This turnkey cottage has a large screened porch overlooking serene Huntress P
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Now, Barnstead is more of a residential area, though it boasts expansive woodlands, lakes and agricultural fields. These areas lend themselves to many year-round activities, including hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing and snowmobiling. The area is home to several bodies of water, including the Upper Suncook Lake, Lower Suncook Lake, Suncook River, Half Moon Lake, Locke Lake and Merrimack River. Barnstead?s neighboring towns include Gilmanton, Strafford, Pittsfield and Alton, and bigger cities like Concord, Laconia, Rochester and Portsmouth, as well as the White Mountain range, are just an hour or less away.
Barnstead is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen, which currently includes Dave Kerr, Bob LaRoche, Priscilla Tiede, Francis Vardaro and Jim Barnard. The town has its own full-time police department, as well as municipal fire and emergency medical services departments. Children in the area attend Barnstead Elementary School for preschool through eighth grade. For high school, they attend Alton School District’s Prospect Mountain High School, which is located just eight miles away in the nearby town of Alton.