Virginia’s colonial glebe houses normally served as residences for parish parsons and usually exhibited the same care in design, execution, and detailing found in the churches themselves. The Hungars Parish glebe house in Northampton County, with its glazed-header brickwork and interior paneling, well illustrates this high level of quality and is one of the least changed of the state’s colonial glebe houses. It probably dates soon after 1745, the year in which the General Assembly authorized the building of glebe houses. As a result of the disestablishment of the Anglican Church following the Revolution, the Commonwealth ordered the house to be sold by the parish. The vestry protested, and the dispute dragged on until the state took title in 1859. The Glebe of Hungars Parish property was sold into private ownership in 1870. The house was restored in the 1970s after standing empty for some thirty years.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark