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Old Customs House (Little Sandwich)

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Little Sandwich
c. 1805, 1934. Virginia St. (near the waterfront)

Although named for a royal customhouse that stood in Urbanna in the 1760s, this brick house appears to be of later date, although it may use materials from the earlier structure. A good surviving example of a vernacular house, the brick structure, laid in Flemish bond, has one exterior and one interior chimney.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Old Customs House (Little Sandwich)", [Urbanna, 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, 342-342.

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