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028-0008 Cherry Walk

Cherry Walk
Photo credit: Brad McDonald/DHR, 2021

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/14/1982

NRHP Listing Date 02/10/1983

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference Number 83003280

The outbuildings, farm buildings, and residence at Cherry Walk in Essex County form an unusually complete Tidewater plantation complex of the middling class, providing a rare, essentially undisturbed picture of a vanished lifestyle. With its gambrel roof, plain interior, and unadorned brick walls, the dwelling house is a characteristic example of late-18th-century eastern Virginia architecture, built ca. 1795 for Carter Croxton whose family had settled there in 1739. The outbuildings include two dairies, a smokehouse, privy, and kitchen. The farm buildings consist of an early frame barn, a plank corncrib, and a late-19th-century blacksmith shop. The buildings, erected over a long span of time, illustrate various rural construction techniques. The entire complex was carefully rehabilitated at the time of the nomination of the farm, including the restoration of the 18th-century garden.  Cherry Walk also contributes to the Millers Tavern Rural Historic District.

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

Updated: June 22, 2022