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Culture
American
Title
Christ Church
Christ Church (Lancaster County, Virginia)
exterior
general view
from churchyard
Work Type
church (buildings)
Date
Work: 1730-1735
Era: CE
Image: September 2003
Location
420 Christ Church Road
Material
brick (clay product)
Period
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
Description
Christ Church is notable for its unique Georgian design. The church is the only colonial Virginia church that still has its original high-backed pews and one of two that has maintained its original three-tiered pulpit. The first church erected at the site was a wooden building, the construction of which was funded by powerful landowner John Carter in 1670. Carter died before the construction was completed, but was buried on the church grounds alongside four of his five wives. John Carter’s son Robert, a wealthy vestryman and planter, decided that the parish deserved a more substantial place of worship and, in 1730, funded and supervised the construction of a brick building on the approximate foundations of the old wooden church. ... The three English table tombs of Robert Carter, Betty Carter, and Judith Carter stand just outside the east end. -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_Church_%28Lancaster_County,_Virginia%29; http://www.christchurch1735.org/architecture.html
ID Number
20151107ARCH_0001
Source
Burns, Ann R. F.
Source Qualifier: Donor
Photographer: Burns, Ann R. F.
Current Site
Weems, Lancaster, Virginia, United States
Image Subject
hip roofs; churchyards; boundary walls
Spatial coordinates
37.68064,-76.423262
Requestor
Nelson, Louis
Rights
© Ann R. F. Burns
© Rector and Visitors, University of Virginia
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12399911.fpx
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