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Mansfield Plantation, Georgetown County (off S.C. Sec. Rd. 431, Georgetown vicinity)
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Main House
Main House
Left Rear Oblique
Main House
Rear Elevation
Main House
Rice Mill and
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Kitchen/Guest House
Winnowing House
School House/
Guest House
Slave Chapel
Slave Cabin
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Guest House Outbuilding
Laundry House

Mansfield Plantation was for many years a rice-producing plantation and the plantation itself remains virtually intact. The plantation house, avenue of oaks, and outbuildings together reflect the rice culture. Mansfield can be traced to ca. 1732 when John Green received a royal grant for 500 acres along the Black River. In 1756, Susannah Man purchased the property, thus the name. The house is a single storied, clapboard structure with a medium gable roof, situated on a low brick foundation. The front entrance features two three-paneled doors with sidelights and an elliptical fanlight. Around ca. 1850 the structure was enlarged with symmetrical wings, with further additions occurring in the 1930s. Situated near the house are a former school building and kitchen, which features an exterior double stairway. During the 1930s both structures were brick veneered and remodeled into guest houses. At this same time, a third guest house was built. A rice winnowing house, a threshing mill, six slave cabins, the slave chapel and laundry house remain. The threshing mill was used as late as 1943 and its machinery remains intact. The winnowing house is the only known surviving example of its type in Georgetown County. Listed in the National Register December 6, 1977.

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