Ditchley (Kilmarnock, Virginia)

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Ditchley
Ditchley, State Route 607, Ditchley (Northumberland County, Virginia).jpg
Ditchley, HABS Photo
Ditchley (Kilmarnock, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Ditchley (Kilmarnock, Virginia)
Ditchley (Kilmarnock, Virginia) is located in the US
Ditchley (Kilmarnock, Virginia)
Location 1571 Ditchley Road, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Coordinates 37°44′01″N 76°20′11″W / 37.73361°N 76.33639°W / 37.73361; -76.33639Coordinates: 37°44′01″N 76°20′11″W / 37.73361°N 76.33639°W / 37.73361; -76.33639
Area 156 acres (63 ha)
Built 1762 (1762)
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP reference # 92001272[1]
VLR # 066-0004
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 24, 1992
Designated VLR April 22, 1992[2]

Ditchley is a historic plantation house located near Kilmarnock, Northumberland County, Virginia. It was built in 1762, and is a two-story, Georgian style brick mansion with a hipped roof. It consists of a five bay main block flanked by one-story wings. The house was renovated and modernized in the 1930s by noted philanthropist Jessie Ball duPont (1884-1970). Also on the property are two contributing smokehouses and the Lee family cemetery and site of a kitchen building.[3]

Original built in 1687. This plantation was a grant to Col. Richard Lee I and was named for a Lee estate near Oxford, England. House was built by Kendall Lee, grandson of Richard Lee and son of Captain Hancock Lee, Hon. (1653–1709) and Mary Kendall (1661–1694).[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

References[edit]

  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 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Calder Loth (March 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Ditchley" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ https://www.loc.gov/item/csas200905356/

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