Nestled among the mountains in a remote corner of western Virginia, Milton Hall stands as an expression of the renewed British interest in New World real estate, especially in the southern states, in the years just after the Civil War. This distinctly English-looking Gothic villa was erected in 1874 for William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, whose wife brought him to Alleghany County for his health. Presenting an exotic contrast to its surroundings, Milton Hall was a late use of the Gothic Revival mode, illustrating the lingering popularity of the style among the British after it passed from fashion for rural residences in this country. The handsomely preserved Milton Hall property is currently used as a bed-and-breakfast inn.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
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