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Winton is located near Clifford at 599 Patrick Henry Highway, Amherst, Virginia.
Winton is a frame house with a hip roof and deep cornice with fine dentil trim. A two-story columned front portico also has deep cornice, cube modillion and dentil work. The interior is distinguished by fine woodwork and a graceful staircase with acanthus leaf carving. The elegant mantle in the drawing room is said to have been carved by Hessian prisoners of war.
Timeline of Ownership of Winton
- Abt. 1771: Winton was built by Joseph Cabell (1732-1798).
- Joseph moved from Zion Hill in Buckingham County to Winton in Amherst County. After selling Winton, he moved back to Buckingham County residing at Variety Shades.
- In 1779, Winton was purchased by Samuel Meredith who married Jane Henry, sister of Patrick Henry.
Winton, 2004. Photos courtesy of Archer Minardi.