Hampton Hill (Richboro, Pennsylvania)

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Hampton Hill
Hampton Hill.jpg
Hampton Hill, May 2006
Hampton Hill (Richboro, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Hampton Hill (Richboro, Pennsylvania)
Hampton Hill (Richboro, Pennsylvania) is located in USA
Hampton Hill (Richboro, Pennsylvania)
Location 1269 Second Street Pike, Richboro, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°13′25″N 75°0′34″W / 40.22361°N 75.00944°W / 40.22361; -75.00944Coordinates: 40°13′25″N 75°0′34″W / 40.22361°N 75.00944°W / 40.22361; -75.00944
Area 3.3 acres (1.3 ha)
Built c. 1744, c. 1790
Built by Bennet, Abraham
Architectural style Colonial
NRHP Reference # 73001594[1]
Added to NRHP April 2, 1973

Hampton Hill, also known as the Bennet-Search House, is a historic home located at Richboro, Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The first section was built about 1744, and is a 2 12-story, two-bay by one-bay, stone house with a gable roof. The larger section was built about 1790, and is a 2 12-story, three-bay by two-bay, stone house with a gable roof. The roof was covered with slate in the 20th century. The house is thought to have harbored slaves on the Underground Railroad.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[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. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Robert Donald Crompton and C. Dunlevey (September 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Hampton Hill" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-07.