The Langley and Dauntesey families of England for hundreds of years called it home.
In disrepair at the end of the 19th century - Agecroft was sold at auction in 1925.
Richmonder Thomas C. Williams Jr. purchased it, had it dismantled and shipped across the Atlantic in crates to be assembled in a Richmond neighborhood on the banks of the James River. Reminiscent of it's original site in Lancashire on the Irwell river.
James River seen from the rear of Agecroft Hall. I zoomed in on the river here so it makes the river look closer than it really is.
A short clip of the entrance to Agecroft.
Entrance to gardens this evening
Beautiful Sunken Garden. Gardens are designed by landscape architect Charles Gillette. As stated in the brochure - a stroll through these gardens feels like a stroll back in time. This sunken garden is based on the pond garden at England's Hampton Court Palace.
a clip of the pond and surround flowers
some close ups of a few of the flowers on bloom this evening.
One of so many blooming Magnolia trees. The grounds were scented with these flowers in bloom.
This is one of my favorite zinnias in bloom
One of the many large trees on the property
savvy southern styles's -Wow Us Wednesdays