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Weston Manor

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c. 1789. Weston Ln. and 21st Ave. Open to the public

A wood-frame structure covered in original beaded weatherboard, this double-pile, five-bay plantation house is one of the best preserved in Virginia. Semi-isolated on the Appomattox River, Weston (originally “Western”) Manor has the traditional river and land entrances, a hipped roof, and four end chimneys with corbeled caps, the very essence of the formal Tidewater plantation house. Most of the interior woodwork is original. The plan is traditional, featuring a long central hall with a central arch and a spiral staircase to one side.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Weston Manor", [Hopewell, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-ST29.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 481-481.

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