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

Virginia House

 
 
Virginia House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
1. Virginia House Marker
Inscription. Architectural elements of the Priory of Saint Sepulcher (Warwick Priory), originally built more than 900 years ago, were transplanted from England to Richmond in 1925 by American diplomat Alexander Wilbourne Weddell and his wife, Virginia. Reconfigured and renamed Virginia House, with gardens designed by landscape architect Charles F. Gillette, the estate lies a quarter mile south. Virginia House, an expression of the American Country Place movement, and its neighbor, Agecroft Hall, are the only two transplanted English manor houses standing side by side in America. Owned and exhibited by the Virginia Historical Society, Virginia House is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-49.)
 
Location. 37° 33.541′ N, 77° 29.715′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Cary Street Road and Canterbury Road, on the right when traveling east on Cary Street Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary-Cooke Branch Munford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Intermediate Line of Confederate Defenses
Cary St Rd & Canterbury Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
2. Cary St Rd & Canterbury Rd
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Windsor (approx. half a mile away); Second Line of the Confederate Defenses (approx. one mile away); Arthur Ashe Monument (approx. one mile away); The Home For Needy Confederate Women (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Memorial Chapel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Residential Life at R. E. Lee Camp, No.1 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Historical Society. Virginia House (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Virginia House Gate image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
3. Virginia House Gate
Virginia House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
4. Virginia House
Virginia House, Garden Side. image. Click for full size.
By Meriden Gravure Company
5. Virginia House, Garden Side.
'Virginia House', Richmond, Virginia, Formerly Warwich Priory in England, Reconstructed 1925--Garden Side VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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