Bellwood Plantation

Submitted by FHMaster on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 11:29

Bellwood, also known as Auburn Chase, New Oxford, Sheffields, and Defense Supply Center Richmond Officers' Club-Building 42, is a historic plantation house located near Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia. It was built about 1804, and is a two-story, five bay, timberframe I-house dwelling with a low hipped roof in the Georgian style. The house is set on brick foundations and sheathed in weatherboard. The property also contains the Gregory Family cemetery, the historic elk pasture created by James Bellwood, and two feeding stations for the elk. In 1887, the house and farmlands were acquired by James Bellwood, who restored the depleted land and made the farm one of Virginia's chief agricultural showplaces. In 1941, the Bellwood property was acquired by the U.S. Government and used for the Department of Defense General Supply Center. The house is maintained as the center's officers' club.[3]

Location
Richmond
State
GeoCoord
37°24′55″N 77°26′10″W
Founded
1804
Status
Site Reused
NRHP Ref Number
78003013