List of the oldest buildings in Virginia
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This article attempts to list the oldest extant buildings in the state of Virginia.
|Jamestown Church||Jamestown, Virginia||1639–1641||church tower and foundations are all that remain from 1639 |
|Thorpland||York County, Virginia||1630s c.||The property dates to a land grant of 500 acres (200 ha) in New Poquoson to Christopher Calthorpe in 1631, an area still known in the 21st century as Calthrop Neck. York County tax records ascribe a construction date of 1631. Corroborative dating efforts have not been performed and various architectural features, including brickwork, window size and the original gambrel roof on part of the house suggest a style which was not used in Virginia until the early 18th century. The name "Thorpland" hands down the name of the ancient habitation place of the Calthorpes in Norfolk, England. The house has always been a private residence and is owned by a descendant of its builder.|
|Broad Bay Manor||Virginia Beach||1640 c. or 1660 c.||Purportedly the oldest extant European-built house in the southeastern United States. Built by Thomas Allen either c.1640  or c. 1660  on land granted to him by Governor Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr. The small center portion of what is now a much larger structure, it was primarily constructed from Flemish bond brick. Corroborative dating efforts have not been performed. It has always been a private residence. It is located in the Broad Bay Colony part of northeastern Virginia Beach.|
|Bacon's Castle||Surry County, Virginia||1665||associated with Bacon's Rebellion|
|Old Mansion||Caroline County, Virginia||1669||purportedly oldest house in the region although tree ring analysis of some beams yielded a date of 1741|
|Rural Plains||Hanover County, Virginia||1670||Oldest home in America continuously occupied by one family; site of Patrick Henry's wedding|
|Lowland Cottage||Ware Neck, Virginia||1670|
|Belle Air Plantation||Charles City County, Virginia||1670|
|Adam Keeling House||Virginia Beach, Virginia||1680|
|St. Luke's Church||Smithfield, Virginia||ca. 1682||a recent dendrochronology study confirms the preponderance of other research pointing to early 1680s construction.|
|Building east of main house at Elsing Green||Tunstall, Virginia||1690|
|Wren Building||Williamsburg, Virginia||1695||Oldest school building in America, original College of William and Mary structure|
|Grace Church||Yorktown, Virginia||1697|
|The Hermitage||Virginia Beach, Virginia||1700|
|Abingdon Glebe House||Gloucester, Virginia||1700|
|St. Peter's Church||New Kent, Virginia||1703||Church of Martha Washington, George and Martha Washington may have been married here|
|Yeocomico Church||Tucker Hill, Virginia||1706||National Historic Landmark|
|Ware Parish Church||Gloucester, Virginia||1715||Episcopal Church|
|Adam Thoroughgood House||Virginia Beach, Virginia||ca. 1720||despite earlier claims, actually dates to c. 1720 |
|Matthew Jones House||Newport News, Virginia||ca. 1725|
|St. George's Church (Pungoteague, Virginia)||Pungoteague, Virginia||1738||Oldest church on Virginia's eastern shore|
|Bel Air Plantation||Prince William County, Virginia||1740||Oldest home in Prince William County, Virginia|
|Merchant's Hope Church||Prince George County, Virginia||ca. 1743||despite earlier claims of 1657 a recent dendrochronology study confirms a date of circa 1743.|
|Morven Park||Leesburg, Virginia||ca. 1780||The home of Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis. The earliest parts of the structure date from circa 1780 and was substantially expanded in the decades that followed. It is a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed on the National Resister of Historic Places.|
- Oldest buildings in the United States
- List of National Historic Landmarks in Virginia
- List of Registered Historic Places in Virginia
- Historic houses in Virginia
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