St. John's Church (Chuckatuck, Virginia)

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St. John's Church
St. John's Church in 2013
St. John's Church (Chuckatuck, Virginia) is located in Virginia
St. John's Church (Chuckatuck, Virginia)
St. John's Church (Chuckatuck, Virginia) is located in the US
St. John's Church (Chuckatuck, Virginia)
Location E of Chuckatuck on VA 125, near Chuckatuck, Virginia
Coordinates 36°51′25″N 76°33′41″W / 36.85694°N 76.56139°W / 36.85694; -76.56139Coordinates: 36°51′25″N 76°33′41″W / 36.85694°N 76.56139°W / 36.85694; -76.56139
Area 6.3 acres (2.5 ha)
Built 1755
NRHP Reference # 73002149[1]
VLR # 133-0017
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 11, 1973
Designated VLR October 17, 1972[2]

St. John's Church, also known as Chuckatuck Church is a historic Episcopal church located near Chuckatuck, Suffolk, Virginia, United States. It was built in 1755, and is a rectangular brick building measuring 60 feet, 10 inches, by 30 feet, 6 inches. The church's walls are approximately 21 inches thick (5 courses of bricks laid in a Flemish Bond pattern) [3] and a steeply pitched gable roof with a simple box cornice. The interior of the church was replaced in 1888 with wood paneling by William Whitney. Federal troops used the church as a stable during the American Civil War.[4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Morledge, G. Alan, Architect, Initial Architectural Investigation, Williamsburg, April 1983
  4. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (August 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: St. John's Church" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo