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Little England: 1935

Little England: 1935

1935. "Little England, Bena vicinity, Gloucester County, Virginia." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.


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It must really be a home; there is one.

The house was restored a few years later, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The current owners did wonderful things to the interior a couple of years ago.

Still There

Impressive restoration, minus the old front door and porch add-on is gone. One thing you could see in the old photo is the fantastic brick laying of a quality build.

Still there, lookin' good!

Looking better now

Little England is located at 8075 Little England Road in Hayes, Virginia, across the York River from Yorktown. It was built in 1716, reputedly from plans drawn by Christopher Wren. The Georgian house was restored about 4 years after this 1935 photo was taken. With an addition in 1954, it now has 27 rooms including 15 bedrooms, with 10 full and 2 half baths. A pool has been added. Land is more than 58 acres.

Spectacular renovation

This historic place apparently has been incredibly restored and is in private hands. A 2016 story in Coastal Virginia Magazine shows the beautiful interiors:

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