Hampton Hill (Richboro, Pennsylvania)

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Hampton Hill
Hampton Hill.jpg
Hampton Hill, May 2006
Hampton Hill (Richboro, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Hampton Hill (Richboro, Pennsylvania)
Location 1269 Second Street Pike, Richboro, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°13′25″N 75°0′34″W / 40.22361°N 75.00944°W / 40.22361; -75.00944Coordinates: 40°13′25″N 75°0′34″W / 40.22361°N 75.00944°W / 40.22361; -75.00944
Area 3.3 acres (1.3 ha)
Built c. 1744, c. 1790
Built by Bennet, Abraham
Architectural style Colonial
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001594[1]
Added to NRHP April 2, 1973

Hampton Hill, also known as the Bennet-Search House, is a historic home located at Richboro, Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The first section was built about 1744, and is a 2 1/2-story, two bay by one bay, stone house with a gable roof. The larger section was built about 1790, and is a 2 1/2-story, three bay by two bay, stone house with a gable roof. The roof was covered with slate in the 20th century. The house is thought to have harbored slaves on the Underground Railroad.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Robert Donald Crompton and C. Dunlevey (September 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Hampton Hill" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-07.