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Cheriton in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stratton Manor

 
 
Stratton Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
1. Stratton Manor Marker
Inscription. Benjamin Stratton, a member of the family that had owned the land since 1636, constructed this finely crafted house nearby about 1764, according to dated chimney bricks.Perhaps built on the site of an earlier Stratton dwelling, the house exemplifies the 18th - century vernacular architecture typical of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Among the features of the regional form are frame construction. Flemish-bond brick ends, chevron patterns in the gables, exterior chimneys with steepy sloping weatherings, and paneled chimney walls inside. Stratton was a chairmaker as well as a farmer, giving the house significance as an artisan's dwelling of the Revolutionary era.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-6.)
 
Location. 37° 18.589′ N, 75° 57.704′ W. Marker is in Cheriton, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Charles M Lankford Memorial Highway (U.S. 13) near Cobbs Station Road (County Road 636), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cheriton VA 23316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Eyre Hall
Stratton Manor Marker, looking south along Charles M Lankford Memorial Highway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
2. Stratton Manor Marker, looking south along Charles M Lankford Memorial Highway
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Tidewater Institute (approx. mile away); Towne Fields (approx. 1.2 miles away); Home of the First Settler (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gingaskin Indian Reservation (approx. 3.1 miles away); Historic Northampton County Court Bell (approx. 3.1 miles away); Northampton County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cheriton.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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