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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battersea

 
 
Battersea Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Battersea Marker
Inscription. Battersea was the home of Colonel John Banister, a member of the House of Burgesses, the Revolutionary conventions, and the Continental Congress, as well as a framer of the Articles of Confederation and the first mayor of Petersburg. The elegant but compact house begun in 1768, perhaps best displays the Anglo-Palladian influence on Virginia's colonial plantation homes. Noted travelers, including the Italian Count Castiglioni and the French Marquis de Chastellux visted Battersea: Chastellux observed, "Mr. Banister's handsome country-house is really worth seeing." The elaborate Chinese lattice stair, based on a published design by English architect William Halfpenny, is original and Virginia's finest example.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA 9.)
 
Location. 37° 13.261′ N, 77° 25.652′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street (U.S. 1) and Battersea Lane, on the right when traveling west on West Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Henry (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Peabody-Williams School
W Washington St & Battersea Lane. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. W Washington St & Battersea Lane.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); The First Methodist Meeting House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Appomattox River Heritage Trail (approx. one mile away); Campbell's Bridge (approx. one mile away); Ettrick (approx. one mile away); General Lee's Headquarters (approx. one mile away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  NPS James River Plantations. Battersea. (Submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsPatriots & Patriotism
 
Battersea Lane & Upper Appomattox St. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
3. Battersea Lane & Upper Appomattox St.
Battersea circa 1770. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
4. Battersea circa 1770.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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