Barns-Brinton House

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Barns-Brinton House
Barns-Brinton House rear.jpg
Originally the front of the Barns-Brinton House, this became the rear when U.S. Route 1 was moved behind it.
Barns-Brinton House is located in Pennsylvania
Barns-Brinton House
Barns-Brinton House is located in the US
Barns-Brinton House
Location East of Hamorton on U.S. Route 1, Pennsbury Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°52′24″N 75°37′35″W / 39.87333°N 75.62639°W / 39.87333; -75.62639Coordinates: 39°52′24″N 75°37′35″W / 39.87333°N 75.62639°W / 39.87333; -75.62639
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1714
NRHP Reference # 71000692[1]
Added to NRHP May 27, 1971

The Barns-Brinton House is a historic brick house located between Hamorton and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania in Pennsbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was constructed in 1714 by William Barns who operated it as a tavern from 1722 until his death in 1731. Two owners later, the tract with the house and additional land was purchased by James Brinton. It remained in his family until 1859, then passed through several owners until the property was purchased and restored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society in 1969. Brinton was the owner when the house was in the line of march of Hessian General Wilhelm von Knyphausen on his way to the Battle of Brandywine on behalf of the British in 1777 during the Revolutionary War.[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "1714 Barns-Brinton House and Tavern". Chadds Ford Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Eleanor M. Webster (April 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Barns-Brinton House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-09. 

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