Scotch Hall

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Scotch Hall
Scotch Hall is located in North Carolina
Scotch Hall
Scotch Hall is located in the US
Scotch Hall
Location East of Merry Hill on SR 1511, near Merry Hill, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°58′26″N 76°42′29″W / 35.97389°N 76.70806°W / 35.97389; -76.70806Coordinates: 35°58′26″N 76°42′29″W / 35.97389°N 76.70806°W / 35.97389; -76.70806
Area 17 acres (6.9 ha)
Built c. 1838 (1838)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal
NRHP reference # 82003428[1]
Added to NRHP April 29, 1982

Scotch Hall is a historic plantation house located near Merry Hill, Bertie County, North Carolina. It was built about 1838, and is a large 2 1/2-story, five bay by four bay, frame dwelling in a transitional Federal / Greek Revival style.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

George H. Throop lived at Scotch Hall for a time in 1849 and served as tutor to the children of the family who lived there. His experiences were the basis for two novels, Nag's Head and Bertie, in which Scotch Hall is depicted as the plantation "Cypress Shore".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Marshall Bullock (August 1980). "Scotch Hall" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  3. ^ "Throop, George Higby (Gregory Seaworthy)". ncpedia.org. Retrieved 14 April 2015.