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Hungar's Episcopal Church and Glebe

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1742–1751, 1850. Church Neck Rd. (VA 619), Bridgetown vicinity (west 1 mile from U.S. 13, north 2.7 miles on VA 622 [Glebe Rd.]; right on VA 619, 1 mile). Marked with a sign
  • Hungar's Episcopal Church and Glebe

Abandoned after disestablishment, this church was restored to use in 1819. Originally over 90 feet in length, the church was shortened in 1850 by about 20 feet because the west wall had deteriorated. The brickwork and especially the arches and keystones illuminate the talent of the builders. Although it appears isolated, the church served as the center of a small settlement. Across the field to the west can be glimpsed Chatham (1818), a substantial brick house. East 1.4 miles on Virginia 622 is Hungar's Glebe (c. 1745), the former rectory, whose date is controversial but which, in spite of a claim to c. 1643, probably dates from c. 1745. A nice example of a single-story, three-bay brick dwelling with glazed headers, it has an evocative setting on the marshes.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Hungar's Episcopal Church and Glebe", [Machipongo, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-ES7.

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