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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Skipwith Academy

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, December 18, 2009
1. Skipwith Academy Marker
Inscription. Grey Skipwith, Sr., a midshipman in the Confederate navy purchased the original site, formerly "Fort Hill", a Civil War parade ground, in 1890. Lord Alfred Bosson designed Bekeby, an English style Tudor mansion, in 1927 for Admiral Grey Skipwith, Jr.

The architecture of this home boasts 14-inch walls, 3 sandstone mantel fireplaces and a circular turret stairway with leaded stained glass windows painted with medieval scenes. A curved driveway to the mansion originally wound through wooded landscaped grounds to Three Chopt Road. Two brick pillars adorned the entrance. For 32 years, the building was the home of Mrs. Helen Dixon's nursery school.
 
Erected 2001 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-16.)
 
Location. 37° 35.988′ N, 77° 32.133′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Townes Road 0.1 miles west of Foster Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7344 Townes Road, Richmond VA 23226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dahlgren's Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Outer Defenses (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ridge Baptist Church UDC Memorial
Skipwith Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 18, 2009
2. Skipwith Academy Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Westwood Club (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Three-Chopt Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 2.2 miles away); Henrico County (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Skipwith Academy. Minnieland Private Day School (Submitted on December 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EducationNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Skipwith Academy image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 18, 2009
3. Skipwith Academy
Skipwith Academy image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 18, 2009
4. Skipwith Academy
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,292 times since then and 44 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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