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036-0074 Timberneck

Timberneck
Photo credit: Thane Harpole, 2021

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VLR Listing Date 06/19/1979

NRHP Listing Date 09/10/1979

NRHP Reference Number 79003041

Timberneck, on a broad peninsula bordered by creeks flowing into the York River, was a Mann family homestead in the 17th and 18th centuries. The property was purchased ca. 1793 by John Catlett from John Page of Rosewell. The present house at Timberneck is a rambling post-Revolutionary farmhouse built for the Catletts. The two-part, two-story weatherboarded structure has well-preserved appointments including a fine stair and much original hardware. Although the later section was built in the mid-19th century, the details of the earlier portion, including the modillion cornice and pedimented porch, were repeated. With its rural setting, early smokehouse, rare 19th-century picket fence, old trees, and commanding view of the York, Timberneck is a substantially undisturbed Tidewater plantation in an area of Gloucester County undergoing suburban development.


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


Updated: July 30, 2021