Lewisfield Plantation

About 2.5 mi. S of Moncks Corner on U.S. 52, Moncks Corner, South Carolina

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Lewisfield Plantation, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Description 

Lewisfield Plantation, once called Little Landing, was purchased in 1767 by Sedgewick Lewis. Through marriage Keating Simons became the owner and built the plantation house near a landing on the Cooper River ca.1774. With its wide veranda, raised basement, and central hall, the Lewisfield Plantation house is typical of many plantation residences in this region of South Carolina. The two-and-one-half story clapboard dwelling is supported by a high brick foundation that encloses a raised basement. The fašade consists of a veranda which is five bays wide. The veranda is enclosed by a balustrade and supported by six slender Doric columns. The house is a fine example of the influence of West Indian architecture in this area of the state. Lifting the house from the ground and shading it from the sun, the raised basement and wide veranda provide a comfortable residence, well suited for the low-lying land of the Coastal Plain. Other features such as high ceilings and many windows all combine to alleviate the discomfort caused by the hot summer climate of the area. A Revolutionary War skirmish occurred directly in front of the house when Colonel Wade Hampton surprised a British force that had stopped at Lewisfield Plantation to await a paroled prisoner of war, Keating Simons. Listed in the National Register May 9, 1973. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 9, 1973
Reference number
73001678
Areas of significance
Military; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
ca. 1774

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 2, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description"

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