Shippen Manor

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Shippen Manor
Shippen Manor is located in Warren County, New Jersey
Shippen Manor
Location Belvidere Road, Oxford Township, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°48′19″N 74°59′51″W / 40.80528°N 74.99750°W / 40.80528; -74.99750Coordinates: 40°48′19″N 74°59′51″W / 40.80528°N 74.99750°W / 40.80528; -74.99750
Area 2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Built 1755
Architectural style Georgian architecture
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 84000517[1]
NJRHP # 2777[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 20, 1984
Designated NJRHP November 11, 1984

Shippen Manor is located in Oxford Township, Warren County, New Jersey, United States. The manor was built in 1755 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 1984.[1]

History[edit]

Shippen Manor was built in 1755 on an estate of four thousand acres for Dr. William Shippen II and his brother Joseph Shippen II. The brothers owned the nearby Oxford Furnace and would manage the furnace from this home. The manor was featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters that aired September 8, 2010.[3]

Design[edit]

The manor is built in Georgian style with local stone. The walls are two feet thick and there are three chimneys. The ground floors is divided into six rooms. The upper floor consists of two bed chambers and four garret rooms.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Warren County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. January 10, 2010. p. 19. Retrieved June 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Univited Guests". Ghost Hunters. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Self Guided Tour Of Shippen Manor". Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 

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