Chesterfield County Historic Sites - Historic Eppington
The Plantation sits a mile above the Appomattox River on a level ridge in southwestern Chesterfield County. It is probably the best known of the Chesterfield plantations. This exceptional beautiful structure is a late eighteenth-century house built by Francis Eppes VI. Architectural historians consider the house with its 2 1/2-story, hipped-roof central block and one-story hipped-roof wings unique among early Virginia dwellings. It is a �high-style� type of architecture with wood frame construction and weatherboard sheathing. It has a modified hall-parlor plan of its main block and has dormer windows. Its brick foundation, hipped roof, three part neo-Palladian elevations, symmetrical fa�ade, and complex total floor plan set it apart from most other local houses of the period. It has a wood shingle roof, plastered interior walls, random width pine floor panels and six raised panel doors.
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The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Headquarters and research library has moved into the old historic Trinity Church . See the news media information. Please contact us: (804)796-7121. Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
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