Thompson Farm (London Britain Township, Pennsylvania)

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Thompson Farm

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Thompsons Farmhouse, December 2010
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Location 632 Chambers Rock Road near New London, London Britain Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°43′54″N75°46′57″W / 39.73167°N 75.78250°W / 39.73167; -75.78250 Coordinates: 39°43′54″N75°46′57″W / 39.73167°N 75.78250°W / 39.73167; -75.78250
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built c. 1800, 1833, 1857
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference # 83002228 [1]
Added to NRHP July 14, 1983

Thompson Farm, also known as the Pierson Farm, is a historic home and farm located in London Britain Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It has five contributing buildings. They are a brick farmhouse, a stone and frame bank barn (c. 1800), frame outhouse, chicken house, and corn crib. The farmhouse was built in 1833, and expanded in 1857. [2]

London Britain Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania Township in Pennsylvania, United States

London Britain Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,139 at the 2010 census. White Clay Creek Preserve is a Pennsylvania state park in London Britain Township along White Clay Creek.

Chester County, Pennsylvania County in Pennsylvania, United States

Chester County (Chesco) is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 498,886, increasing by 4.1% to a census-estimated 519,293 residents as of 2017. The county seat is West Chester. Chester County was one of the three original Pennsylvania counties created by William Penn in 1682. It was named for Chester, England.

Bank barn barn accessible at ground level on two separate levels

A bank barn or banked barn is a style of barn noted for its accessibility, at ground level, on two separate levels. Often built into the side of a hill, or bank, both the upper and the lower floors area could be accessed from ground level, one area at the top of the hill and the other at the bottom. The second level of a bank barn also could be accessed from a ramp if a hill was not available.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.Note: This includes Susan F. Herr (March 1983). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Thompson Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-16.