Montpelier (Sperryville, Virginia)

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Montpelier near Sperryville, closeup of house.JPG
Montpelier in May, 2016
Montpelier (Sperryville, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Montpelier (Sperryville, Virginia)
Montpelier (Sperryville, Virginia) is located in the US
Montpelier (Sperryville, Virginia)
Location South of Sperryville on VA 231, near Sperryville, Virginia
Coordinates 38°35′16″N 78°13′48″W / 38.58778°N 78.23000°W / 38.58778; -78.23000Coordinates: 38°35′16″N 78°13′48″W / 38.58778°N 78.23000°W / 38.58778; -78.23000
Area 400 acres (160 ha)
Built c. 1750 (1750)
NRHP reference # 73002052[1]
VLR # 078-0028
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 11, 1973
Designated VLR January 16, 1973[2]

Montpelier is a historic plantation house located near Sperryville, Rappahannock County, Virginia. The main house was built about 1750, and is a two-story, 11 bay, stuccoed stone and brick dwelling with a side gable roof. It consists of a five-bay main block with north and south three bay wings. It features a two-story verandah stretching the entire length of the house with eight large provincial Tuscan order columns. The property also includes the contributing smokehouse, storage house, and a frame cabin.[3] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

From 2004 to 2009, Montpelier was owned by English conservative philosopher Sir Roger Scruton.


  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 (October 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Montpelier" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo