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Eyre Hall

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1735, 1750, 1796. Eyre Hall Rd., 1 mile west from U.S. 13, Chesapeake vicinity. Gardens open to the public
  • Eyre Hall

A spectacular approach down a tree-lined drive leads to an archetypal Eastern Shore house arrangement of “big house,” “little house,” colonnade, kitchen. Here the silhouette helps tell the story. The initial structure was the two-story clapboard wing, c. 1735, followed by the kitchen, added a few years later. The large, gambrel-roofed addition came in 1796, and about the same time the colonnade was added, uniting the group. Fine woodwork and French scenic wallpaper by Dufour, c. 1816, embellish the interior of the addition. The grounds contain a group of original outbuildings, and behind the house is a formal garden dating from c. 1800.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Eyre Hall", [Virginia Beach, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-ES4.

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