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Little Cherrystone

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Early 19th century. 272 Fairview North Rd.

Little Cherrystone, named for nearby Little Cherrystone Creek, is a haunting sight. Its eighteenth-century frame wing has collapsed, but the Federal section is standing. Small and unusually elaborate, the two-story brick house with an exterior-end chimney has a side-passage plan with one room and a hall on the first floor. Its intricate decoration includes stuccoed flat arches with double keystones over the windows, traceried arched transoms over the front and rear doorways, a delicate wooden cornice with dentils, mutules, and guttae, and unusually imaginative interior woodwork. The brick section was built for Thomas Hill Wooding, a member of the House of Delegates and commander of his home militia.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


What's Nearby


Anne Carter Lee, "Little Cherrystone", [Chatham, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 365-365.

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