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Brooklands Plantation, Charleston County (off Laurel Hill Rd., Edisto Island)
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Brooklands Plantation’s significance lies primarily in its architecture. Brooklands (ca. 1800-1807) is a two-story, weatherboard clad, hipped roof, frame residence on a raised, stuccoed brick basement. The building has a rectangular central core with flanking, one-story, one bay, hipped roof wings. The fašade is dominated by a full-height, hipped roof portico with two fluted columns with an early form of Greek Corinthian capital. At one time there were two additional columns on this portico, which were removed for unknown reasons. This portico has undergone several periods of major alteration and the original appearance is not conclusively known. The fašade fenestration of the central core is symmetrical. There is a dentil course at the boxed cornice at the eaves of the portico, main core, and wings. Two interior, brick chimneys with necking, rat-tooth course and triple hoods pierce the main roof. Each wing has a single, exterior, brick chimney with double hood. Physical remains indicate that the grounds near the house were once elaborately landscaped, including a sunken garden. There are also three headstones in a small family graveyard several hundred yards from the main house (near what is thought to be the site of the original homesite). Listed in the National Register May 5, 1987.
View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of Edisto Island, ca. 1682 - ca. 1898 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.
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