Martin's Brandon Church

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Martin's Brandon Church
Martin's Brandon Church.jpg
Martin's Brandon Church, December 2008
Martin's Brandon Church is located in Virginia
Martin's Brandon Church
Martin's Brandon Church is located in the US
Martin's Brandon Church
Location VA 10 and VA 1201, Burrowsville, Virginia
Coordinates 37°12′53″N 77°4′31″W / 37.21472°N 77.07528°W / 37.21472; -77.07528Coordinates: 37°12′53″N 77°4′31″W / 37.21472°N 77.07528°W / 37.21472; -77.07528
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1855 (1855)
Architect Niernsee & Neilson
Architectural style Renaissance, Tuscan
NRHP Reference # 80004213[1]
VLR # 074-0003
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 31, 1980
Designated VLR July 31, 1980[2]

Martin's Brandon Church, also known as Brandon Church and as Martin's Brandon Episcopal Church, is a historic Episcopal church located at 18706 James River Drive in Burrowsville, Virginia. Martin's Brandon Parish was formed in the early 17th century and derives its name from the nearby Martin's Brandon Plantation patented by Captain John Martin in 1616. The current church was desiged by noted Baltimore architect Niernsee & Neilson and built in 1855 as a replacement for an earlier sanctuary that once stood directly across Route 10 near the site of the Burrowsville School. Several of its beautiful stained glass windows were designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. A cherished possession of Brandon Church is a silver communion chalice known as the "Communion Cupp" that has been used by Martin's Brandon Parish since the 17th century. The property also includes the contributing church cemetery.[3]

The church was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  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. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (July 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Martin's Brandon Church" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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