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St. George's Episcopal Church

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1763, 1885. VA 178, Pungoteague vicinity

Known as Pungoteague Church until 1800, when its name became St. George's, it was built in 1763 by Severn Guttridge on a Latin cross plan with a rounded apse. Abandoned in 1812 after disestablishment of the Anglican church, the building was later returned to use but then, in one of the rare such occurrences on the Eastern Shore, severely mutilated by Union troops. A substantial rebuilding in 1885 eliminated the nave and apse and transformed the transepts into the church, with the south wall serving as the entrance facade. The Flemish bond brickwork, its dark red stretchers contrasting with the clear-blue-glazed headers, is some of the finest colonial brickwork in the state.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "St. George's Episcopal Church", [Painter, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-ES10.

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