Burleigh (Ellicott City, Maryland)

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Burleigh, January 2011
Burleigh (Ellicott City, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Burleigh (Ellicott City, Maryland)
Location 3950 White Rose Way, Ellicott City, Maryland
Coordinates 39°15′44.8884″N 76°52′4.3608″W / 39.262469000°N 76.867878000°W / 39.262469000; -76.867878000Coordinates: 39°15′44.8884″N 76°52′4.3608″W / 39.262469000°N 76.867878000°W / 39.262469000; -76.867878000
Built 1810
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP November 30, 1982

Burleigh, or Burleigh Manor, is a historic home located at Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland built on a 2,300 acre estate.[2] It is a Federal-style brick dwelling built about 1810, laid in Flemish bond. Also on the landscaped grounds are a stone smokehouse; a much-altered log, stone, and frame "gatehouse" or "cottage," and another log outbuilding, as well as an early-20th century bathhouse, swimming pool, and tennis court. The probable builder was Colonel Rezin Hammond (1745–1809), who constructed it for his grandnephew Denton Hammond (1785–1813).[3] In 1914 the estate was owned by Mary Hanson Hammond with land totaling over 1,000 acres including the outbuildings and slave quarters.[4] In 1935 the Estate was subdivided to 600 acres and purchased by Charles McAlpin Pyle, Grandson of industrialist David Hunter McAlpin.[5] It is currently operated as a livestock shelter.[6]

Centennial Lane was built in 1876 as a shortcut through Burliegh Manor property between Clarksville and Ellicott City.[7]

In 1976, 600 acres of the manor property were proposed for a Howard County landfill site, but opposition led to a site selection in Marriottsville.[8] In 1979 A historical survey was conducted, listing the owner as Stewart J Greenbaum, developer of Maple Lawn in Fulton.[9] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1] In 1987, the wife of former County Executive Edward L. Cochran listed Burleigh Manor and 15 surrounding acres for sale for $750,000.[10]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project. Maryland, a Guide to the Old Line State. p. 330. 
  3. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". Burleigh, Howard County. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-11-21. 
  4. ^ John Martin Hammond. Colonial Mansions of Maryland and Delaware. p. 106. 
  5. ^ "Howard County Home Erected In 1774 Sold: Burleigh Manor, on 600-Acre Site, Bought by New Yorker". The Washington Post. 10 March 1935. 
  6. ^ "Burliegh Manor". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  7. ^ William Hand Browne, Louis Henry Dielman Maryland Historical Society (1956). Maryland Historical Magazine. p. 213. 
  8. ^ "Landfill Toxins seep into bedrock". The Baltimores Sun. 21 Feb 1993. 
  9. ^ "Burleigh Manor". Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Preservation News: 18. 1 April 1987. 

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