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For the place in England, see Prestwold.
Prestwould, June 2009
Prestwould is located in Virginia
Location N of Clarksville, near Clarksville, Virginia
Coordinates 36°39′19″N 78°34′14″W / 36.65528°N 78.57056°W / 36.65528; -78.57056Coordinates: 36°39′19″N 78°34′14″W / 36.65528°N 78.57056°W / 36.65528; -78.57056
Area 46 acres (19 ha)[1]
Built 1795
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 69000260
VLR # 058-0045
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 1, 1969[3]
Designated NHL July 31, 2003[4]
Designated VLR November 5, 1968[2]

Prestwould is a historic home near Clarksville, Virginia. It is the most intact and best documented plantation surviving in Southside Virginia. The home was built by Sir Peyton Skipwith VII, Baronet, who moved his family from his Elm Hill Plantation to Prestwould in 1797.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2003.[4][1][5]

It is located on the north side of the Roanoke River, 1-mile (1.6 km) inland, approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) southwest of the intersection of Route 15 and Route 701, and approximately one mile north of Clarksville's city limits.[5]


  1. ^ a b Hudgins, Carter L., Edward Chappell, and John H. Sprinkle, Jr. (September 1, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Prestwould" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 17 photos, exterior and interior, from 2001 and 2002 PDF (32 KB)
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Prestwould". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  5. ^ a b Staff, Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, James W. Moody, Jr., Director (April 28, 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Prestwould" (pdf). National Park Service. 

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