Skipwith Academy

Skipwith Academy (HMGZO)

Location: Richmond, VA 23226
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.988', W 77° 32.133'

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Grey Skipwith, Sr., a midshipman in the Confederate navy purchased the original site, formerly "Fort Hill", a Civil War parade ground, in 1890. Lord Alfred Bosson designed Bekeby, an English style Tudor mansion, in 1927 for Admiral Grey Skipwith, Jr.

The architecture of this home boasts 14-inch walls, 3 sandstone mantel fireplaces and a circular turret stairway with leaded stained glass windows painted with medieval scenes. A curved driveway to the mansion originally wound through wooded landscaped grounds to Three Chopt Road. Two brick pillars adorned the entrance. For 32 years, the building was the home of Mrs. Helen Dixon's nursery school.
Marker NumberHC-16
Year Placed2001
Placed ByCounty of Henrico
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 5:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 276162 N 4164436
Decimal Degrees37.59980000, -77.53555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.988', W 77° 32.133'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 59.28" N, 77° 32' 7.98" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7344 Townes Rd, Richmond VA 23226, US
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