Battersea (HMBJ1)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.261', W 77° 25.652'

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Battersea was the home of Colonel John Banister, a member of the House of Burgesses, the Revolutionary conventions, and the Continental Congress, as well as a framer of the Articles of Confederation and the first mayor of Petersburg. The elegant but compact house begun in 1768, perhaps best displays the Anglo-Palladian influence on Virginia's colonial plantation homes. Noted travelers, including the Italian Count Castiglioni and the French Marquis de Chastellux visted Battersea: Chastellux observed, "Mr. Banister's handsome country-house is really worth seeing." The elaborate Chinese lattice stair, based on a published design by English architect William Halfpenny, is original and Virginia's finest example.
HM NumberHMBJ1
Marker NumberQA 9
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284616 N 4122151
Decimal Degrees37.22101667, -77.42753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.261', W 77° 25.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 15.66" N, 77° 25' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Battersea Ln, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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