Hanbury Preservation Consulting

P.O. Box 6049
Raleigh, NC 27628 USA
(919) 828-1905 phone

Mill Hill

Though the current parcel is only a fraction of the holdings of its builder, Ryland Rodes, Mill Hill contains a complex of domestic and agricultural buildings that reflect the changes in agricultural practices in Nelson County, Virginia from the antebellum period to the present. It includes a rare extant slave dwelling that, though altered, is a significant survival. The main house itself has evolved, reflecting the changing tastes of its owners, however it retains hallmark Greek Revival trim and faux finishes. It shares with one other house in the county two distinctive features--an oversized, in-wall lazy Susan serving a basement level dining room; and a "lobby stair." The house combines stylistic features of a national architectural movement with regional building traditions.

The National Register nomination for Mill Hill was prepared by Hanbury Preservation Consulting. It was listed on the National Register in January 2019. Read the nomination here.