Bellefields (Croom, Maryland)
Bellefields, November 2011
|Location||13104 Duley Station Road, Croom, Maryland|
|NRHP reference #||71001027 |
|Added to NRHP||September 10, 1971|
Bellefields is a manor house located in Croom, Prince George's County, Maryland. It was constructed about 1720. It is a brick structure in Flemish bond with random glazed headers, and two stories over a high basement. The structure is rectangular, with gabled roof sections, paired interior end chimneys, a front center entrance, wide raised belt course above the first floor, flat arched openings, and flanking symmetrical single-story wings. It is in the Georgian style. It was the home of Patrick Sim, Scottish immigrant and of his son, Col. Joseph Sim, Maryland patriot.
- William Williams (c. 1793-1814), born on the Bellefields Plantation and as an escaped slave enlisted in 38th U.S. Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army dying from his wounds after the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Mrs. Preston Parish (March 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Bellefields" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
- Spencer, Richard Henry (1919). Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. New York: American Historical Society. p. 392. ISBN 0-8328-5943-5.
- Hall, Clayton Colman (1912). Baltimore: Its History and Its People, vol.3. Lewis Historical Publishing Co. pp. 303–306.
- Bellefields, Prince George's County, Inventory No.: PG:82A-26, including photo in 1974, at Maryland Historical Trust website
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. MD-629, "Bellefields, 3800 Duley Station Road, Croom vicinity, Prince George's, MD", 3 photos, supplemental material
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