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012-0072 Bentfield *Delisted

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VLR Listing Date 11/20/1973

NRHP Listing Date 01/24/1974

NRHP Reference Number 74002109

Delisted from VLR on 03/19/1997

Delisted from NRHP on 03/19/2001

This Federal-style plantation house near the Meherrin River in Brunswick County was built in 1810 by the Revolutionary War Colonel John (“Hellcat”) Jones, Jr. It was noted for its fine brickwork and intricately detailed Federal woodwork. A fire in June 1974, sparked by plumbing work during restoration work within the frame wing of the house, destroyed all but the brick chimneys.

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: May 22, 2020