Weston Manor

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Weston Manor
Weston Manor Front.JPG
Weston Manor
Weston Manor is located in Virginia
Weston Manor
Weston Manor is located in the US
Weston Manor
Location Off VA 10 on S bank of Appomattox River, Hopewell, Virginia
Coordinates 37°18′31″N 77°18′16″W / 37.30861°N 77.30444°W / 37.30861; -77.30444Coordinates: 37°18′31″N 77°18′16″W / 37.30861°N 77.30444°W / 37.30861; -77.30444
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1780
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 72001505[1]
VLR # 116-0002
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 13, 1972
Designated VLR November 16, 1971[2]

Weston Manor is an 18th-century plantation house on the south shore of the Appomattox River in Hopewell, Virginia.

History[edit]

William and Christian Eppes Gilliam built their home, Weston Manor, in 1789 on land in Prince George County that was acquired two years earlier from her cousin John Wayles Eppes. The Gilliam family arrived in Virginia in the 17th century as indentured servants. By the late 18th century through hard work and smart marriages the family had amassed several plantations in the area. Christian was the daughter of Richard Eppes of neighboring Appomattox Plantation. Weston Manor was originally known as Western Manor because it was west of Appomattox Plantation, also known as Appomattox Manor.

Current status[edit]

Weston Manor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is noted for its period interior.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.