Hockley (Gloucester, Virginia)

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Hockley (Gloucester, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Hockley (Gloucester, Virginia)
Hockley (Gloucester, Virginia) is located in the US
Hockley (Gloucester, Virginia)
Location 6640 Ware Neck Rd., near Gloucester, Virginia
Coordinates 37°24′14″N 76°27′48″W / 37.40389°N 76.46333°W / 37.40389; -76.46333Coordinates: 37°24′14″N 76°27′48″W / 37.40389°N 76.46333°W / 37.40389; -76.46333
Area 41.15 acres (16.65 ha)
Built c. 1840 (1840), 1857, 1906
NRHP reference # 10000446[1]
VLR # 036-0024
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 9, 2010
Designated VLR March 18, 2010[2]

Hockley, also known as Erin and Cowslip Green, is a historic estate located near Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia. The core of the main house was built about 1840, then added to in 1857, and modified to its present form in 1901 and 1906. It is a 2 1/2-story, five bay, frame dwelling on a brick foundation. The front facade features two flanking two-story, 12 feet in diameter, octagonal towers, each with original copper finials at the peak. The 60 feet by 32 feet sized main structure has a 24 feet by 18 feet kitchen wing and attached garage. The property includes a contributing archaeological site, barn, two chicken sheds, garage, pump house, well, ice house. It was the home of Fannie Johnson Taliaferro, an early proponent of historic preservation and pioneering member of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA, now Preservation Virginia).[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 7/06/10 through 7/09/10. National Park Service. 2010-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ David A. Brown and Thane H. Harpole (December 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Hockley" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos