Brooklands Plantation

Off Laurel Hill Rd. on Scanawah Island, Edisto Island, South Carolina


Brooklands Plantation, Facade

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Brooklands Plantation’s significance lies primarily in its architecture. Brooklands (ca. 1800-1807) is a two-story, weatherboard clad, hipped roof, frame residence on a raised, stuccoed brick basement. The building has a rectangular central core with flanking, one-story, one bay, hipped roof wings. The façade is dominated by a full-height, hipped roof portico with two fluted columns with an early form of Greek Corinthian capital. At one time there were two additional columns on this portico, which were removed for unknown reasons. This portico has undergone several periods of major alteration and the original appearance is not conclusively known. The façade fenestration of the central core is symmetrical. There is a dentil course at the boxed cornice at the eaves of the portico, main core, and wings. Two interior, brick chimneys with necking, rat-tooth course and triple hoods pierce the main roof. Each wing has a single, exterior, brick chimney with double hood. Physical remains indicate that the grounds near the house were once elaborately landscaped, including a sunken garden. There are also three headstones in a small family graveyard several hundred yards from the main house (near what is thought to be the site of the original homesite). Listed in the National Register May 5, 1987. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 5, 1987
Reference number
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Cemetery; Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant years
ca. 1800; 1807
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 10, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description"