Dulwich Manor

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Dulwich Manor, located in the town of Amherst in central Amherst County, was constructed in 1909 as a summer house for Norfolk real estate mogul and Welsh immigrant Herman Lawrence Page. The design of Dulwich Manor is said to have been inspired by the Dulwich, England, home of one of H.L. Page’s uncles. The Neoclassical mansion is one of the largest and most ornate houses constructed in the county during the first half of the 20th century. Used for recreation and entertainment by the Page family for more than four decades, the house boasts large and open public spaces on the first floor. During the 1970s, the property was used as Amherst Academy, which was one of Amherst County’s first private elementary schools.  It was converted back to residential use, and by 1990 Dulwich Manor operated as a bed and breakfast. Damaged by the derecho that swept across Virginia in June of 2012, Dulwich Manor was vacant, but slated for restoration at the time of its listing in the registers.

Last Updated: January 17, 2024

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

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