Compton Bassett (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)

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Compton Bassett
Compton Bassett 1936.jpg
Compton Bassett, 1936 HABS Photo
Compton Bassett (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Compton Bassett (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
Compton Bassett (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) is located in USA
Compton Bassett (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
Location 16508 Marlboro Pike, near Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Coordinates 38°48′55″N 76°43′1″W / 38.81528°N 76.71694°W / 38.81528; -76.71694Coordinates: 38°48′55″N 76°43′1″W / 38.81528°N 76.71694°W / 38.81528; -76.71694
Area 80 acres (32 ha)
Built 1783 (1783)
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 83002959[1]
Added to NRHP March 8, 1983

Compton Bassett is a historic home in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, that was constructed ca. 1783. It is a two-story brick Georgian house, covered with cream-colored stucco, on a high basement of gray stucco. A two-story wing was added in 1928. Remaining outbuildings include a chapel to the southeast, a meathouse to the southwest, and a dairy to the northwest. Also on the property is a family burial ground.[2]

The Hill family and descendants lived at this site from 1699 to 1900. Hills Bridge (700 meters to the southeast) has carried traffic over the Patuxent River here since a toll bridge was first constructed in 1852 by W.B. Hill. Compton Bassett was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] In July 2010 the house and grounds were acquired by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.


  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Margaret W. Cook and Pamela James (December 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Compton Bassett" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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