The Glebe Houses of Colonial Virginia


In Colonial Virginia with its established church, every parish was required by law to provide its minister with a glebe, a farm or plantation, and a glebe house as part of his recompense. There were numerous glebe houses in Colonial Virginia and they were substantial, well-built dwellings fine examples of the mid-sized plantation house. With disestablishment of the church following the Revolution, all glebe houses passed into private hands and only a few survive today. This study of the glebe system and the stories of the remaining glebe houses provide intriguing glimpses into social, religious, and economic life of Colonial Virginia.Included are an appendix, bibliography, glossary, illustrations, and maps.

Willard J. Webb and Anne C. Webb

(2003), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 216 pp.

ISBN: 9780788423772