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Dawesfield is located in Pennsylvania
Dawesfield is located in the US
Location 565 Lewis Ln., Ambler, Whitpain Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°9′12″N 75°14′53″W / 40.15333°N 75.24806°W / 40.15333; -75.24806Coordinates: 40°9′12″N 75°14′53″W / 40.15333°N 75.24806°W / 40.15333; -75.24806
Area 11.2 acres (4.5 ha)
Built 1736
Architect Willing, Charles
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Federal
NRHP Reference # 91000318[1]
Added to NRHP March 29, 1991

Dawesfield, also known as Camp Morris, is a historic country house estate located at Ambler in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The property has 11 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 1 contributing structure. They include the 2 12-story, stone main dwelling (c. 1736-1870), stone barn (1795, 1937), stone tenant house (1845), frame farm manager's house (1884), and eight stone-and-frame outbuildings (1736-1952). The property features landscaped grounds, a stone wall, and terraced lawns.

Dawesfield, which belonged to James Morris,[2] served as General George Washington's headquarters after the Battle of Germantown from October 20 to November 2, 1777.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Moon, Robert C. (1908). The Morris family of Philadelphia; descendants of Anthony Morris, born 1654-1721 died. 4. Philadelphia: R. C. Moon. pp. 156–157. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Gregory Ramsey (January 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Dawesfield" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-05.