The information in this form is based on information in the original South Shore Estuary Survey. Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made. Corrections to factual errors, updates or comments on the information are enclosed either in [square brackets] or are clearly indicated as updates in the text.. Since the surveys were conducted in the Summer of 2004, the information reflects that time period unless otherwise noted. Because the South Shore Estuary Survey report format is not entirely consistent with the original Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey formats, there are a few additional fields on this page not found on the original forms. The original South Shore Estuary Survey Report is available as a PDF document by clicking on the below.

Sites with an Inventory Code suffix of “S” are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.


Charles Newey House

 If checked, this is a Supplemental Form, not in the original surveys.

Inventory Code:   Br16.1.2-S 
Prepared Date:   2004-06-02 
Last Modified:   1970-01-01 
Submitter Name:   Jayme Breschard
Submitter Address:   382 Main Street

Port Washington, NY 11050  
Organization:   Long Island Traditions, Inc
1-Building/Site Name:   Charles Newey House 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:    
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:   Post-Morrow Foundation, Inc., 5b-Address:   14 Newey Ln.

6a-Original:   Residence

6b-Present:   Residence

 7a-Visible From Road

 7b-Interior Accessible
7b-Interior Comment:   By appointment
Architectural Style:   
  Open-Gable Cottage  
  The building at 14 Newey Lane sits on the west side of Newey Lane, although its façade faces slightly to the north. It has a one-story open-gabled outbuilding in the rear (south) lot, covered with wood shingles on the walls and asphalt shingles on the roof. It has a double vertical board door on its façade (north) and a vertical plank (hayloft) opening above. Building Dimensions: 40’ x 31’. No. of Floors: 2  
Decorative Features: 
  wraparound porch (from north façade to west elevation) with squared post railing and porch supports, jerkinhead gable end, louvered shutters, and gable louvers  
Building Materials 



 8d-Board & Batten



8-Other:   wood shingle, sawed, coursed
Structural System
 9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints    9b-Wood Frame Light Members:   9c-Masonry:
9d-Metal Comment:   
 9e-Other Comment:   
Roof Style: 
  cross-gabled with jerkinhead on west elevation  
Roofing Materials: 
  asphalt shingle, plain  
cannot be determined  
  six-over-six double-hung sash and paired six-light casement windows  
  centered entrance on north façade and side entry on west elevation  
  exterior brick rear (south) end-wall chimney and interior slope pipe chimney  
   10a-Excellent   10b-Good   10c-Fair    10d-Deteriorated
  11a-Original Site  11b-Moved If so, when?
11c-Alterations:   There is a rear (south) one-and-a-half-story front-gabled addition. The west elevation of the wraparound porch has been screened. The six-over-six double-hung sash windows appear to be new; the paired casement windows are original  «»
[Threats were not evaluated in the original South Shore Estuary Survey.  They are an evaluation by J. Deitz]
  14a-None Known:   14b-Zoning   14c-Roads
  14d-Developers   14e-Deterioration
Related Outbuildings and Property
 15a-Barn  15b-Carriage House  15c-Garage
 15d-Privy  15e-Shed   15f-Greenhouse
 15g-Shop  15h-Gardens   15i-Landscape Features
15i-Landscape Features:   
Surroundings of the Building
 16a-Open Land  16b-Woodland  16c-Scattered Bldgs.
 16d-Densely Built-up  16e-Commercial  16f-Industrial
 16g-Residential 16h-Other:   [Maritime-boat yard]
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:      «»
19-Initial Const Date:   ca. 1860  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   According to both the 1873 Atlas of Long Island and the 1888 Atlas of the Towns of Babylon, Islip and the South Part of Brookhaven, Charles Newey resided at the building presently at 14 Newey Lane. Charles Newey was the father of well-known shipbuilder, Captain Samuel W. Newey. Charles Newey was born sometime between 1823 and 1825 in New York. He appeared on the 1860 census in Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet), in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York. At this time, six-year-old Charles Newey was also living in the household, but had an unknown relationship to the family. Charles Newey was a bayman in 1860 and owned real estate valued at $300 in Fire Place. In the 1870 census, Charles L. Newey (age 14) was living in the Newey household. His relationship to Charles Newey and his wife, Mary, is again ambiguous. Charles Newey was a fisherman in 1870. Ten years later, the census has twenty-four-year-old Charles Newey (the same “Charles” found in the earlier census records) recorded as “other.” Otherwise, records have indicated that Sarah J. Newey, Mary A. Newey, William Shepp Newey, Julia Newey, Emma Newey, Captain Samuel W. Newey, and Bertha Newey were the children of Charles and Mary Newey. Later on, one of Charles Newey’s sons, Captain Samuel W. Newey, lived in the building at 14 Newey Lane. Samuel W. Newey was born about 1866. He was recorded on the 1870 census in Fire Place and was called “Sammy” on the 1880 census. In 1900 he was identified as a bayman and later became a shipbuilder.  «»
21-Sources: Beers, F.W. Atlas of Long Island (1873). Bigelow, Stephanie S. Bellport and Brookhaven: A Saga of the Sibling Hamlets at Old Purchase South. Bellport, NY: Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, 1968. Carmans River Maritime Center. 2004. Brookhaven, New York; available from; Internet; accessed 18 June 2004. Deitz, John B. 2000 - 2004. Brookhaven, New York; available from; Internet; accessed 18 June 2004 . Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985. Wendelkyn & Co. Atlas of the Towns of Babylon, Islip and the South Part of Brookhaven. 1888. «»
22-Theme:   Residential  
Prepared By: 
  John Deitz  
Supplemental Material: