Clagett House at Cool Spring Manor

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Clagett House at Cool Spring Manor
Clagett House at Cool Spring Manor is located in Maryland
Clagett House at Cool Spring Manor
Nearest city Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Coordinates 38°52′23″N 76°41′54″W / 38.87306°N 76.69833°W / 38.87306; -76.69833Coordinates: 38°52′23″N 76°41′54″W / 38.87306°N 76.69833°W / 38.87306; -76.69833
Built ca. 1830
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP June 3, 2011

The Clagett House at Cool Spring Manor is a historic house, built around 1830 by William Digges Clagett on the family's Cool Spring Manor property. Constructed in a style more typical of the Deep South, it is a hip roofed wood frame dwelling standing on a brick foundation.[2]


The upper floor consists of a wide central hall with two bedrooms on one side and two parlours on the other; each room has a fireplace with its own chimney rising straight through the roof. The basement floor, which projects halfway out of the ground, contained the original kitchen, a summer bedroom and a pantry; later a kitchen was made on the upper floor by walling off the back section of the hall.[2] Porches run the full length of the north side of the house and partway across the south side.

Near the house are a small family burial plot, and various more recent outbuildings including a couple of 20th century barns. The house has stayed in the family, but after 1917 the property was farmed by tenants, and the house is now unoccupied.[2] This house is the only example of this form in Prince Georges County and one of the very few such in the state; "Arden" in Anne Arundel County is one of the few similar structures in Maryland.[2]


The house was added to the national Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Program: Lists of Weekly Actions for June 10, 2011". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Inventory of Historic Properties: PG# 74B-15". Maryland Historic Trust. Retrieved 2012-10-21.