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Farnham Episcopal Church

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c. 1737, 1834, 1873, 1921, 1959. VA 3, Farnham

Almost the only remaining eighteenth-century elements of this church are the brick walls, of English bond below the water table and Flemish bond with glazed headers above. The walls have been repointed, and the gables are postcolonial. All three doorways are replacements, though the pedestals of the elaborate west doorway are original. Abandoned during disestablishment, it suffered various calamities, including bombing, use as a stable, and fire until its most recent exterior restoration in 1921. The interior dates from 1959.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Farnham Episcopal Church", [Dillwyn, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 337-338.

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