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“The Brick Church”

1692

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, May 20, 2019
1. “The Brick Church” Marker
Inscription.  
The first church on this site was completed in June 1692. It became the second church building of the Colonial Era in Lynnhaven Parish.

The construction specifications were for “A Good And Substantial Brick Church”…”forty five foot in length and twenty two foot in breath cleare between the walls… To be thirteen foot in height…”

Ebenezer Taylor deeded to the Vestry in 1694 two acres of land “wheron the New Brick Church of Lynnhaven now stands.” For one thousand pounds of tobacco, the principal legal tender of the time.

This small church was soon outgrown “March 2, 1736 a motion of the Vestry was made giving the brick church as a convenient place to make a public school… for instructing children in learning.”

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 52.023′ N, 76° 7.705′ W. Marker is in Northwest in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from
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By Brandon D Cross, May 20, 2019
2. “The Brick Church” Marker
N Witchduck Rd 0.2 miles north of Cathedral Dr. Marker located on the grounds of the Old Donation Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4449 N Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23455, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grace White Sherwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Founders and Veterans of Lynnhaven Parish Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Donation Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Trial of 1706 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Testing of Grace Sherwood (approx. ¼ mile away); Lynnhaven House (approx. half a mile away); The Pembroke Manor House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Ashby (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest.
 
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By Brandon D Cross, January 29, 2019
3. Old Donation Church 2019
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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