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Save the date for the Northampton Historic Preservation Society's Annual Meeting and Holiday Dinner on December 4th, 2019!!
The Northampton Historic Preservation Society offered a “Lecture on the Lawn at Chatham” on October 13th. Chatham, a stately Federal-style house located on Church Creek, is celebrating its 200th birthday. Surrounded by almost 300 acres of land protected in The Virginia Land Trust, it was originally part of a land patent granted in 1640 and has been the home of only five families. Built by Brigadier General Pitts in 1818, a prominent citizen of Northampton County, it was attached to an earlier structure that now serves as a kitchen.
The house features a Federal-style, barrel-vault brick porch with limestone steps built on the footprint of an earlier porch. The ruin of the Quarters Kitchen now shelters a kitchen garden that is enclosed by old fencing and boxwood. Restoration began by the Wehner family in 1979, and a winery completes the property which has been a working farm for four centuries.
No fees are charged
for this lecture, but we ask that individuals each consider a $10 donation to
support ongoing NHPS preservation and education efforts.
Dr. David Scott is generously donating his research notes for this lecture. They can be found at: Chatham Lecture.
Town historian and NHPS board member
David Scott led the
Northampton Historic Preservation Society’s Guided Walking Tour of
Eastville this year. In
addition to a general informative overview of Eastville, he offered a
segment covering more houses on Willow Oak Road this year.
The walking tour started at the Court Green, one of the oldest in Virginia, where you can imagine how it looked at various times during its 300+ year history.
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Northampton Historic Preservation Society
P.O. Box 501
Eastville, VA 23347