Inglewood, circa 2002 (Photo courtesy of Archer Minardi)

Home Site – Nelson County, Virginia

Inglewood is located 2 ½ miles northwest of Norwood on Route 655 in Nelson County, Virginia.


The original house was an I-house (two-story single-pile, one room on either side of the center passage with penciled Flemish bond brick. It is considered a transitional house as it has both Georgian and Greek Revival influences. The symmetrical rooms would have been painted white with no chair railing or molding.

Not long after Inglewood was built, an addition was added to the back making the house a six-room T-plan home. The original small low porch burned and was replaced by a six-column porch over the front door. Later an addition with a two-story bay window was added to the left side of the house.

Timeline of Inglewood Ownership

  • Inglewood was built in 1829 by George Washington Cabell (1802-1869) son of Samuel of Soldier’s Joy and grandson of Col. William Cabell, Sr.
    • The house was named in 1829 by George Washington Cabell’s wife, Mary Anne Anthony Cabell, at the time of their marriage.
    • George Washington Cabell was an attorney and county judge. He held court at Inglewood, in the dining room in cold weather and on the lawn in warm weather. The prisoners being sentenced stood before him on “Judgment Rock”.
  • It was inherited by his son Patrick Henry Cabell (1837–1907)
  • Then inherited by George Washington Cabell (1873-1943) and his brothers and sisters.
  • The house was used as a school from the 1890’s until after WW I. 
  • Cabell descendants owned the house till 1958.
  • It has been maintained and was a working lavender farm in 2013 and a Black Angus and lamb farm in 2022.

Additional Photos

Inglewood – WPA report 1938, Courtesy of the Library of Virginia
Judgement Rock, 2007. Photo courtesy Archer Minardi