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Three Chopt District Historic Sites - Skipwith Academy

Skipwith Academy in Three Chopt District, Henrico County, Virginia.

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 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. Skipwith Academy, today, provides preschool, before and after school care.

  • Privately owned.
  • (County of Henrico 2001 HC-16)


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