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Blandfield

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1769–1774. Virginia 624 (.6 mile north from U.S. 17, private road, 2 miles). Visible from the Rappahannock River; sometimes open during Historic Garden Week
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Blandfield, built by Robert Beverley II, is a fivepart Palladian composition. The center sections are massive, pedimented pavilions. The floor plan owes a debt to James Gibbs's Book of Architecture (1728). Beverley spent twenty years extravagantly decorating and furnishing the interior. An 1844 remodeling removed some of the interior paneling, which a current restoration effort is attempting to replace.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Blandfield", [Boyce, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-PE53.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 351-351.

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