Christ Church

3 mi. S of Kilmarnock on VA 3, Irvington, Virginia

Photos 

Christ Church

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

John Carter began construction of the first church built on this site, a frame building completed in July 1670, some six months after his death. His son Robert "King" Carter financed the present brick church, but it was not completed until 1735, three years after his death.This is a significant example of British Colonial ecclesiastical architecture, well-preserved in plan, exterior design, and furnishings. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 30, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000841
Architectural style
Georgian
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Period of significance
1700-1749
Significant year
1732

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody

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