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Mattapony (Mattaponi) Baptist Church

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c. 1734. 1922, rebuilding. VA 14, Cumnor vicinity

The cruciform plan was reserved for the more important Anglican parishes. This building was originally the lower church of St. Stephen's parish. The exterior brickwork is a particularly fine Flemish bond with glazed headers. The pedimented doorways employ gauged and molded bricks. Abandoned during disestablishment, the church was taken over by a Baptist congregation in 1803. A fire in 1921 destroyed the interior. It has been rebuilt, although with alterations.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Mattapony (Mattaponi) Baptist Church", [King and Queen Court House, 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, 347-347.

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