Historic Estate Collection

Rosewell Ruins

Cited in Globe Pequot’s book, “Plantations of Virginia.”

Rosewell Ruins
Rosewell Plantation Rd.
Gloucester, VA 23061

Lost but Not Forgotten
Ruins such as the Colosseum in Rome or Machu Picchu in Peru are recognizable worldwide; yet Virginia has a few of its own from colonial beginnings. There’s always a story behind those stoic ruins and Rosewell is no different. Located just a few miles from Carter Creek which empties out into the York River, the hallowed brick shell of what used to be Rosewell Plantation sits silently behind not one, but two padlocked gates. Since its last fire in 1916 which completely gutted the home, overgrown vegetation and thieves who vandalized the property perhaps contributed to this factor; or its secluded whereabouts as it is a bit off the beaten path. However, the first time you view Rosewell, you will want to learn its story.

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