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Cloud's Farm

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1802–1848. West side of Nine Gates Rd., 0.4 miles north of Snuff Mill Rd., Yorklyn

The valley of upper Red Clay Creek is unusually rich in stone farmhouses, which often stand on steep slopes in this hilly terrain. Cloud's is considered an exemplary farmstead unit for its two houses (1806 and 1848) and large stone barn (1802). The roof-ridge of the older house is directly aligned with that of the barn in an arrangement architectural historian Henry Glassie calls typical of folk building in the southeastern Pennsylvania cultural region. The barn is noteworthy for four deep arches that lead to each inner bay. Hay mows, now missing, stood on three sides of the structure.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Cloud's Farm", [Hockessin, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 80-80.

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