Bellefields (Croom, Maryland)

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Bellefields, November 2011
Bellefields (Croom, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Bellefields (Croom, Maryland)
Location 13104 Duley Station Road, Croom, Maryland
Coordinates 38°44′45″N 76°46′38″W / 38.74583°N 76.77722°W / 38.74583; -76.77722Coordinates: 38°44′45″N 76°46′38″W / 38.74583°N 76.77722°W / 38.74583; -76.77722
Built ca. 1720
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 71001027 [1]
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.[2]

Later, sometime after 1849, William Duckett Bowie lived there with his second wife.[3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Mrs. Preston Parish (March 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Bellefields" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Hall, Clayton Colman (1912). Baltimore: Its History and Its People, vol.3. Lewis Historical Publishing Co. pp. 303–306. 

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