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England House

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1820s, probably Dabney Cosby. 13085 James Anderson Hwy.

This squarish frame house set on a high brick basement is in striking contrast to the form and materials of the nearby two-story brick houses of the same era. Although somewhat obscured by a later porch, the house's Jeffersonian roots are nonetheless visible. From its hipped roof rises an off-center brick chimney reflecting the internal arrangement of different-sized rooms. Beneath a continuous entablature, Doric pilasters define the front bays and turn each corner of this house that is lighted by large, tall windows.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "England House", [Buckingham, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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