St Anne's Parish Glebe House in Essex County

By The Rev. Dr. Christopher M. Agnew, PhD

Architectural Influences in Northumberland County: The Double Portico of Palladio Interpreted by the Hardings and Other Families in the Greek Revival Style

       By Dana Hall MA, Art and Architectural History

     A surprising number of historic houses in Northumberland County survive with impressive classical double porticos.  This paper discusses the origins of the classical double portico in the work of the Renaissance Italian architect Palladio and early examples of Palladio’s influence on American architecture of the eighteenth century.   To read the full article, click here.


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A few more in-depth articles for those interested in learning more about Northern Neck architectural history.

(This page is in progress - complete articles coming soon!) 

One of the most remarkable structures in Virginia’s Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula is Saint Anne’s Parish glebe house in Essex County, built in 1731. To learn more about the history of Saint. Anne’s Parish, the glebe house, Vauter’s Church, and its extraordinary 18th century priest Robert Rose, click here.

Belle Isle, Palladio, and Carter’s Grove: A formidable connection

By Dana Hall MA, Art and Architectural History

From the Governor’s Palace, Kingsmill, Cleve, Carter’s Grove, and Belle Isle, a formidable connection can be made linking Palladio and English classicism, including its Palladian Revival style, to fine Virginia Architecture in the 18th century. This paper examines the legacy of Virginia’s Carter, Burwell and Griffin families that is exemplified by their extensive building programs and their shared enthusiasm for classic design. To read the full article, click here.