Winton (Clifford, Virginia)

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Winton, December 2008
Winton (Clifford, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Winton (Clifford, Virginia)
Winton (Clifford, Virginia) is located in the US
Winton (Clifford, Virginia)
Location W of VA 151, Clifford, Virginia
Coordinates 37°38′24″N 79°1′40″W / 37.64000°N 79.02778°W / 37.64000; -79.02778Coordinates: 37°38′24″N 79°1′40″W / 37.64000°N 79.02778°W / 37.64000; -79.02778
Built 1770
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian, Other
NRHP Reference # 74002104 [1]
VLR # 005-0021
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 02, 1974
Designated VLR November 20, 1973[2]

Winton is a historic home located at Clifford, Amherst County, Virginia. It is a two-story, late-Georgian, frame structure with three bays on the main facade, several additions to the rear, and a prominent two-story portico. It is said to have been built by Colonel Joseph Cabell (1732-1798) in about 1770, who sold Winton to his friend Colonel Samuel Meredith, Jr. in 1779. He was a close friend of his near neighbor Patrick Henry, and married his sister Jane Henry. Patrick Henry's mother, Sarah Winston Syme Henry, lived at Winton and is buried in the cemetery on the grounds. In 1967, an anonymous donor gave it to the County of Amherst to be leased to a corporation and run as a country club.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] It is located in the Clifford-New Glasgow Historic District.



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form" (PDF). Winton. Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources. 2008-11-21.  and Accompanying photo