Dunnsville, Virginia

Located on
Divided US Route 17 between Tappahannock and Gloucester
Essex County

Located in the upper Northern Neck of Virginia
just 2.25 hours from Washington DC
minutes to shopping, restaurants, community hospital and schools
short distance to public boat landing and
marinas along the Rappahannock River and various creeks
County airport nearby

1917 American Four Square, Hipped Roof Home

built on the foundation of 1820-1850 Antebellum plantation home
that burned in 1915.  The original house was frame, built over a high English basement
of bricks laid in 5-course American bond.  A hall on the left led to two rooms on the right.
One large chimney at the gable end of the house heated these rooms.
As was frequently the custom, the dining room and kitchen were in the basement.

The present home contains:
Grand entry hall
two fireplaces
4 Bedrooms
2 stairs
Very nice condition
plaster walls and ceilings
wood floors
charming country kitchen
three sets of french doors



On 63 acres that was part of the tract of land known as Spring Hill or Byron Park,
belonging to the Cauthorn Family.
The original house was owned later in the 19th century by Mr. William Campbell,
for whom the house was named, and who sold it to the present family
of Catesby Ware

According to the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission 1973 report
Richard Cauthorn of the neighboring Fairmount was a silversmith and teacher.
It was he who wrote the first Arithmetic in the South.
It is believed that his son Godfrey Cauthorn owned and perhaps built this house.

There is an old garage and livestock shed, both in need of repair.

Approximately half is a working farmland and half is in valuable timber
Extensive frontage on divided highway
About 5 acres are across Rt. 17 and zoned Business Limited

Entire parcel
offering excellent commercial or development potential
4-5 miles from large intersection
in a high growth section of the Northern Neck County


Call Catherine Bennett
Realtor & Broker
Melrose Plantation Real Estate, LLC

854 Pinckardsville Road
Lancaster, Virginia  22503