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St. John's Episcopal Church

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c. 1728, Henry Cary, Jr., builder. c. 1830, ; 1866, and later. 100 West Queens Way

St. John's status as an old and venerable parish is evident in the use of a Latin cross plan, usually reserved for larger, more urban congregations, as at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg. The brickwork—Flemish bond with glazed headers above the beveled water table and English bond below—is noteworthy. Some of the exterior windows have been enclosed. All three doorways apparently had brick pediments, which have been removed. The interior is all post–Civil War, since the town and the church were burned by retreating Confederate forces in 1861. Worthy of note is the silver communion service, which dates from c. 1619 and was made in London.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "St. John's Episcopal Church", [Hampton, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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