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036-0011 Cappahosic House

Cappahosic House
Photo credit: Calder Loth/DHR, 2002

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VLR Listing Date 12/04/2002

NRHP Listing Date 04/11/2003

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference Number 03000211

Cappahosic House stands on the York River as one of only a few remaining pre-Revolutionary houses in Gloucester County. John Stubbs is credited with building this Georgian home, which retains most of its original flooring and mantels as well as the roof support system. The house is also referred to as Cappahosic Ferry House because it is believed that this building accommodated ferry passengers traveling between Gloucester and York Counties during the mid- to late-18th century. The house later transferred into the hands of James C. Baytop, who defaulted on his loan almost 30 years later. Subsurface archaeological testing was conducted in July 2002 and recovered artifacts from mid- to late-18th and 19th century occupations. One test unit in the cellar of the Cappahosic House revealed successive repair work on the cellar floor and stairs, including the original levels.

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

Updated: May 23, 2022