Clifton (Shadwell, Virginia)

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Clifton driveway signage.jpg
Sign at the entrance
Clifton (Shadwell, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Clifton (Shadwell, Virginia)
Clifton (Shadwell, Virginia) is located in the United States
Clifton (Shadwell, Virginia)
LocationVA 729 at the Rivanna River, near Shadwell, Virginia
Coordinates38°0′25″N 78°23′51″W / 38.00694°N 78.39750°W / 38.00694; -78.39750Coordinates: 38°0′25″N 78°23′51″W / 38.00694°N 78.39750°W / 38.00694; -78.39750
Area739 acres (299 ha)
Builtc. 1800 (1800)
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Federal
NRHP reference #89001922[1]
VLR #002-0155
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 2, 1989
Designated VLRJune 21, 1988[2]

Clifton is a historic home located near Shadwell, Albemarle County, Virginia. It was built about 1800, and is a large, rambling two-story, five bay, wood frame dwelling. The house has later 19th- and 20th-century Colonial Revival-style additions and alterations. The front facade features a double level porch, added about 1930, and the interior has Federal details. Also on the property are the contributing brick office (c. 1833–1845); the ruins of an early 19th-century spring house; the shaft of a 19th-century stone-lined ice house; an early 20th-century chicken coop and an altered 1920s brick garage. Clifton was built by Congressman and Virginia Governor Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. (1768–1828). It was part of the never-to-be port of North Milton, a sister port to the now extinct village of Milton directly across the Rivanna River.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  3. ^ Marc C. Wagner (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Clifton" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo

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