Divided US Route 17 between Tappahannock and Gloucester
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
built on the foundation of 1820-1850 Antebellum plantation
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
Very nice condition
plaster walls and ceilings
charming country kitchen
three sets of french doors
According to the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission
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
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
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