Edge Hill is the only surviving example in the county of a “raised cottage.” The house is also believed to be the first dwelling in the county to have water piped into it, by using force of gravity from a springhouse, remains of which still exist. During the Civil War the Styll family had a portion of their land requisitioned for Richmond’s defensive line, though both they and the Kennedy family, who occupied it until the early 20th century, used the land for farming. While nearby developing neighborhoods are encroaching upon Edge Hill, the property’s immediate rural surroundings provide evidence of its once undeveloped setting.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark