Rocklands (Gordonsville, Virginia)

Coordinates: 38°10′36″N 78°11′16″W / 38.17667°N 78.18778°W / 38.17667; -78.18778
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Rocklands (Gordonsville, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Rocklands (Gordonsville, Virginia)
Rocklands (Gordonsville, Virginia) is located in the United States
Rocklands (Gordonsville, Virginia)
LocationN of Gordonsville on VA 231, near Gordonsville, Virginia
Coordinates38°10′36″N 78°11′16″W / 38.17667°N 78.18778°W / 38.17667; -78.18778
Area1,000.7 acres (405.0 ha)
Builtc. 1905 (1905), 1933-1935
ArchitectBottomley, William L.; Innocenti, Umberto
Architectural styleGeorgian Revival, Federal, Adamesque
NRHP reference No.82004578[1]
VLR No.068-0181
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 23, 1982
Designated VLRJuly 20, 1982[2]

Rocklands is a historic home and farm complex located near Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia. The house was built about 1905, and underwent a major renovation under the direction of William Lawrence Bottomley in 1933–1935. It is a 2+12-story, five-bay, Georgian Revival style brick dwelling with a hipped roof. The front facade features a monumental Ionic order hexastyle portico. Also on the property are the contributing guest house (c. 1905, 1935); a small service court designed by Bottomley and consisting of a garage, servant's house, woodshed, and tunnel; a 19th-century coach barn of wood-frame construction; the mid-19th century farm manager's house; Spencer Neale, Jr., Residence (c. 1900); bank barn (c. 1910); and a brick house (1822).[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (July 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Rocklands" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying four photos