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043-0008 Malvern Hill

Malvern Hill
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 05/13/1969

NRHP Listing Date 11/12/1969

NRHP Reference Number 69000248

Malvern Hill is marked by the foundations and a small section of wall of a late 17th century manor house built for Thomas Cocke (d. 1697), sheriff of Henrico County and a member of the House of Burgesses. The house was destroyed by fire in 1905, but its exterior appearance is known through photographs. It apparently began as a brick-ended frame house. The chimneys were incorporated in a cruciform-plan brick house. Malvern Hill figured in three wars. Lafayette encamped here in July and August 1781, and the Virginia militia made camp here in the War of 1812. The bloody Civil War battle of Malvern Hill took place nearby during the Peninsula campaign. Some 5,500 Confederates fell on the slopes of the hill on July 1, 1862. The house served as a Union headquarters.

The nomination was updated in 2017 with maps delineating more accurate boundaries for the 742.71-acre Malvern Hill property.
[NRHP Approved: 6/5/2017]

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

Updated January 16, 2020