Mansion Site Historical

Mansion Site Historical (HM1V4C)

Location: Cape Charles, VA 23310 Northampton County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 13.727', W 76° 0.198'

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Exploratory digs here in 1988 and 1994 uncovered a three brick wide foundation of an extraordinary 17th century home. Measuring 54 feet by 43.5 feet, this huge footing supported a structure described in 1709 as a "...Dwelling House built of brick ... three storeys high besides garrets ... with a handsome Garden and fine Orchard ... Wch House was commonly called Arlington ..."
Despite the Eastern Shore's high water table, Arlington enjoyed a proper English basement - two separate, inter connected cellars (one wet and one dry) with plastered walls, brick paved floors and a vaulted ceiling. Imprints of three chimneys occur on the South and North walls.

The extant foundation is marked with posts at each corner to indicate the size.
HM NumberHM1V4C
Placed ByArlington Foundation, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 410997 N 4120724
Decimal Degrees37.22878333, -76.00330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.727', W 76° 0.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 43.62" N, 76° 0' 11.88" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2116-2240 County Rd 644, Cape Charles VA 23310, US
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