Standing the test of
time, Indian Banks circa 1699 and 1728 has witnessed over 300 years of lives
lived, lost and the founding of our nation. An icon on Virginia’s
Northern Neck, Indian Banks is situated near the confluence of Lancaster and Morattico
Creeks near the site of one of the Indian villages shown on Captain John
Smith’s 1609 map of Virginia. In August
1608, Captain John Smith was entertained by the Moraughtacund Indians at their
principal village on the Northern Neck near present day Indian Banks. Indian
Bank’s site was patented in 1652 by Thomas Glasscock, who received 600 acres of
land on Morattico Creek in return for the surrender of a grant of 200 acres on
Piankatank River, which he had received upon his emigration to America in 1643.
Records of the Indian Banks house run back to 1728, when Captain William
Glasscock married Ester Ball (A cousin of George Washington on his Mother’s
side) and took up residence there. One of the bricks bears the inscribed initials
“G.W.” with a Masonic Symbol. This
truly captivating Manor House is distinctly English in its Architecture;
featuring Jacobean, Georgian and Queen-Ann elements. A rare Scrolled Soffit / Jack Arch above the
Main Entrance is one of only two known examples in Virginia.
Karin Andrews to arrange your showing of this spectacularly rare offering on
Virginia’s serene and magnificent Northern Neck.
Beautifully Manicured Gardens, Mature Boxwood, Towering Ancient Trees & Endless Rappahannock River views abound, with deep protected water-frontage on Morattico Creek. Other Amenities include a Pier, Dock, Stables, Guest Cottage, 2 Car Garage with Bonus Room above and Workshop, Outdoor Kitchen, Screened Porch, various Barns & a deep drilled well. Indian Banks has been featured on the renowned and prestigious Historic Garden Week in Virginia Tour and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register – a designation which is honorary. Convenient to Washington DC, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg & Newport News. 18 Minutes to Kilmarnock & Warsaw. Historic Sites, Wineries, World Class Resorts, Fine Dining, Farmers Markets & a full-service Marina are all nearby. Beautiful Chimneys with 7 Fireplaces. Numerous outbuildings at Indian Banks include a turn-of-the-century livestock and hay barn, an early nineteenth-century building which was most recently a granary, a late nineteenth-century stable and carriage shed, poultry houses, and two or three small but well-built sheds. There is also a more recent two-car Garage with workshop and apartment above as well as a guest cottage. The ancient towering trees, boxwood alee’ and gardens surrounding the manor house are magnificent. The waterfrontage and views of Morattico Creek and the Rappahannock River are absolutely breathtaking.
This article is a repost of an article that ran in the Richmond Times Dispatch, following Historic Garden Week in Virginia tour this past weekend. Both of the historic homes mentioned by the article’s writer are familiar to me. One near Newtown (Walton’s Academy) belongs to my husband’s cousins who live there and the other I know well, as I have written about Heathsville, Virginia and have done a great deal of research on the area.
Homes like the ones I have listed and sold, that were built during the colonial era in Virgina (or shortly thereafter) have architectural features like center halls, English basements and more that are typical of these homes. Their brick work is often a work of art in its own right and for the most part has stood the test of time, where as a home built today will probably not fare well in 40 years and will most likely have long since disappeared in 200 years. Not so the true Historic Treasures in our midst! They are so worthy of our admiration and our stewardship.
As I specialize in the rare and unique Historic, Waterfront, Equestrian, Farm and Estate Properties throughout Virginia, please give me a call if we can assist you with your real estate needs, whether buying or selling.
We artfully, dynamically and diligently represent both buyers and sellers of these fine and distinctive properties throughout the major estate regions of Virginia…Our office is located in Williamsburg, Virginia. With that said…we do travel often.
Join us in Gloucester this weekend for the Daffodil Festival. Below are links to two articles I have written on Gloucester County, Virginia. One is of the Daffodils of Gloucester and the other is the History of Gloucester County, Virginia from Pocohontas, to the battle of the hook, to T.C.Walker to Augustine Washington thru to the present day. It is part of the Gloucester County Visitors Guide and was first published in The House and Home Magazine.
Mahockney Circa 1670 & 1820 with later additions in 1910, is a rare & beautifully sited Manor house, on 48+ acres, surrounded by lush fields in cultivation & pastoral views in every direction. The five-bay, two-story manor house features high ceilings, arched doorways, original moldings & built-ins, heart pine flooring, a lovely center hall, elegant staircase, 5 fireplaces, massive exterior chimneys, a First Floor Bedroom, Formal Dining Room, Farmhouse Kitchen, Parlor & much more. The 2nd Floor features 2 spacious bedrooms & a large full bath. The basement features a brick herringbone floor w/ wine cellar. Additional property features include a pristine 7 acre stocked pond, wildlife in abundance, ancient towering trees, gardens, brick walkways, patios, a fenced herb garden, detached garage which can easily be converted into a horse barn, gated entrance, walking or riding trails, out buildings & a decorative water fountain, to the rear of the manor house. Mahockney has an astounding provenance and has been home to some of the most prominent figures in our nation’s history.
At one time Mahockney served as an Ordinary. George Washington Stayed here three times and served in the House of Burgesses later with William Roane when he lived here – Also Richard Henry Lee visited Roane here “many times” during the early days of the Revolution, according to a memoir written by his son Spencer Roane. And Spencer Roane went on to marry Patrick Henry’s daughter and knew him well while he was still living here . “George Washington and Richard Henry Lee were well-known visitors, along with other leading Virginia patriots”
If American and Virginia History is your cup of tea and you are a qualified buyer, please give me a call today to arrange your showing of Mahockney. . .still warmly welcoming visitors and friends for over 300 years!
Contact me, Karin Andrews via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 804-445-5500.
My past life as an accomplished muralist, gilder and decorative artist whose work is featured in many of the great homes in Virginia came together with my work as an equally accomplished Realtor, licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia! This article featured in the October 2015 Issue of VIRGINIA LIVING magazine mentions me by name and my contribution to Ben Lomond. I represented the Sellers in this transaction but have become great friends with Craig and Zorine Shirley, the present and future owners of Ben Lomond – Circa 1730. Enjoy the article about an amazing Historic Icon and equally iconic family!
Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime as L’Hermione – the ship that brought Lafayette to Yorktown, essentially paving the way for the American Independence, comes to a Port near you! She has been described as the Statue of Liberty of the Sea. Go to the link below to find out where she will be next!
I went with my husband and daughter, to Yorktown – it was truly a highlight of our lives to see such a magnificent ship, re-created in every detail, using 18th century methods, tools, etc. I was so excited to see the myriad of families, school groups and people from every walk of life experiencing History in a real and tangible way. Don’t miss her! If you are on the East Coast and have not had the opportunity to see this magnificent replica, view her schedule and find out all about her online at http://www.hermione2015.com.
Wilton is a wonderful treasure that I have been fortunate to visit at various times and during its recent restoration and “renewal”. There are few homes to rival the simple beauty, purity of design and the authenticity of Wilton – so beautifully sited and restored – without ruining the intent of the original builders. Last Summer, I was invited to come see Wilton and was given permission by the owner – Stephen Foster to take photos. He was so gracious.
Chuck Rackley and his crew- who undertook the actual restoration work under the direction of others and I have had occasion to work together on the care of Ben Lomond – Circa 1730 – in Essex County, which is currently under contract to close in October.
The article in the Washington Post (click link) is absolutely wonderful and worthy of sharing. I hope it will inspire you to preserve our historic icons for future generations.
Did you know that SEVEN (7) years before the Boston Tea Party – The first “Tea Party” to be held in protest to England’s Stamp Act, was in Tappahannock – known then as Hobb’s Hold? There is much about our nation’s history that has its roots right here in Essex County, Virginia.
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