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Battersea

Battersea is a substantial stuccoed brick house located north of Upper Appomattox Street in the city of Petersburg, near the south bank of the Appomattox River. Even though the 37+ acre property is bordered by a 19th-century neighborhood and a light industrial area, it still retains its historic rural character. The house was built in 1768 by Colonel John Banister, the first Mayor of Petersburg and a signer of the Articles of Confederation. Battersea was designed and built as a symmetrical five-part Anglo-Palladian house featuring a two-story central block, one-story wings that act as hyphens, and one-and-a-half story end pavilions. One-story columned porticos mark the entrances on the front, back, and sides of the house. The plan of the interior reflects the five-part massing of the exterior, presenting a symmetrical single-pile plan with rooms extending to either side of the central block. The designer of the house is unknown.

1289 Upper Appomattox Lane, Petersburg, VA 23803

Place Type

History

Phone

(804) 732-9882

Website

batterseafound.org

Twitter

@BatterseaFdn

Upcoming Events

Oysters, Barbecue… Battersea!
11/3 1pm

Oysters, Barbecue…Battersea! Saturday, November 3, 2018 1pm - 4pm Live Music Featuring Kristie Kream and the Sugar Daddies Classic British Car...

3rd Annual Historic Petersburg Holiday Homes Tour
12/9 12pm

3rd Annual Historic Petersburg Holiday Homes Tour A Benefit for Battersea Foundation Sunday, December 9th, 2018 Noon - 5pm The past two years' Petersburg...

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