Ditchley (Kilmarnock, Virginia)
Ditchley, HABS Photo
|Location||1571 Ditchley Road, Kilmarnock, VA 22482|
|Area||156 acres (63 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||92001272|
|Added to NRHP||September 24, 1992|
|Designated VLR||April 22, 1992|
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.
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).
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- Calder Loth (March 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Ditchley" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
- Ditchley, State Route 607, Ditchley, Northumberland County, VA 19 photos and 3 data pages at Historic American Buildings Survey
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