Twaddell's Mill and House

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Twaddell's Mill and House
Twaddell's Mill and House is located in Pennsylvania
Twaddell's Mill and House
Location Rock Hill Road south of Chadds Ford, Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°50′40″N 75°35′24″W / 39.84444°N 75.59000°W / 39.84444; -75.59000Coordinates: 39°50′40″N 75°35′24″W / 39.84444°N 75.59000°W / 39.84444; -75.59000
Area 120 acres (49 ha)
Built 1812
Architectural style Other, Bank House
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001623[1]
Added to NRHP March 7, 1973

Twaddell's Mill and House, also known as Great Bend of the Brandywine and Big Bend, is a historic home and mill complex located at Chadds Ford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The property includes the main house, the foundation and part of the walls of a sawmill, root cellar, ice house, and spring house. Also on the property is a tenant house dated to the mid-18th century.

Tenant house

The main house is a 2 1/2 to 3 1/2-story bank house built of stone. The house is unique because was built between 1810 and 1820, using mid-18th century building techniques.[2]

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


  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 Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks (June 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Twaddell's Mill and House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-11.