Rosewell

Rosewell (HM1CJ)

Location: Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061 Gloucester County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 20.702', W 76° 31.347'

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Three miles west, on Carter's Creek, stand the ruins of Rosewell, a grand mansion with the finest brickwork in the English colonies. Begun in 1725 by Mann Page I, and home to the Page family for more than one hundred years, Rosewell stood three stories tall. It was crowned with a parapet and twin octagonal cupolas and had two flanking dependencies on the north front that formed a forecourt. Rosewell contained fine paneling and wood carving. In 1916, fire swept the mansion, leaving a magnificent shell that is a testament to 18th-century craftsmanship.
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HM NumberHM1CJ
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Marker NumberNW-14
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 4:17pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 365148 N 4134236
Decimal Degrees37.34503333, -76.52245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.702', W 76° 31.347'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 42.12" N, 76° 31' 20.82" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5113 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester Courthouse VA 23061, US
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