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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

053-0120 Welbourne

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 07/06/1971

NRHP Listing Date 02/23/1972

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NPS property number 72001404

Set in the heart of Loudoun County’s hunt country, Welbourne is a patrician homestead expanded in stages over a century and a half to meet the tastes and needs of seven generations of the same family. John Peyton Dulany purchased the nucleus of the present house, an 18th century stone dwelling, in 1833 and enlarged it into a five bay structure. The house was further enlarged in the 1840s with one story wings with demi-octagonal ends. Additional embellishment came in the 1850s with Italianate porticoes on the facade and rear ell. A two story south wing rounded out the house in the 1870s. Each part of the house retains a distinctive character. Located on the park-like grounds is an early formal garden and an extensive collection of outbuildings. Filled with an accumulation of family possessions, Welbourne offers a keenly felt continuity with the past.

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

Updated October 14, 2018