12:30 - 5 PM
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n the rolling banks of the James River stands a remarkable Tudor estate. And by Tudor,
we're not simply referring to an architectural style. This manor house was actually built
in Lancashire, England in the late 15th Century.
For hundreds of years, Agecroft Hall was the
distinguished home of England's Langley and Dauntesey families. At the end of the 19th
century, however, Agecroft fell into disrepair, and in 1925 it was sold at auction.
Hearing of this tremendous opportunity,
Richmonder Thomas C. Williams, Jr. purchased the structure, and had it dismantled, crated,
and shipped across the Atlantic, and then painstakingly reassembled in a Richmond
neighborhood known as Windsor Farms.
Today, Agecroft Hall stands beautifully
re-created, in a setting reminiscent of its original site on Lancashire's Irwell River.
From Elizabethan England, to the
banks of the James. Built in England about 500 years ago, Agecroft Hall now
overlooks Virginia's James River.
A landmark of history, framed in
beauty. Agecroft's Elizabethan knot garden.
England's past. Crated,
shipped, and carefully reassembled in Richmond, Virginia.