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Sherwood Abbey at Sherwood Memorial Park

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1940. 1045 Lynchburg Tnpk.

The centerpiece of a large cemetery, Sherwood Abbey is a severe, cruciform-plan granite building suggestive of an overscaled family mausoleum. All four sides are embellished with colonnaded entrance porticoes and peaked lintels. Housing the chapel, administrative and sales offices, and 320 crypts, the building's somewhat forbidding aspect is perhaps intended to ensure an appropriate solemnity among visitors to the grounds. The cemetery is landscaped with winding paths and trees.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Sherwood Abbey at Sherwood Memorial Park", [Salem, 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, 406-406.

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