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018-0009 Glebe of Westover Parish

Glebe of Westover Parish
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VLR Listing Date 03/18/1975

NRHP Listing Date 06/05/1975

NPS property number 75002108

Built between 1720 and 1757 during the tenure of the Rev. Peter Fontaille, the Westover glebe house served the clergymen of its venerable parish until 1805 when the General Assembly required the sale of Virginia’s church lands. Like other extant glebe houses, Westover’s exhibits the fine masonry and careful proportions employed in the churches with which they were associated. Many of the glebe houses were retrimmed after their sale into private ownership, indicating either that they originally were very simply appointed or had fallen into bad condition by the time of their sale. This blending of architectural periods is discernible at Westover glebe house, where the Federal trim in the windows, entrance, and interior contrasts with the mid-18th-century brick walls, neatly laid in glazed-header Flemish bond.


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

Updated April 4, 2018