Claremont Manor
Original Author: Frances Benjamin Johnston
Created: 1936 photograph
Medium: Photograph

Claremont Manor

This is the main house at Claremont plantation, located at the intersection of the Upper Chippokes Creek and the James River in Surry County. William Allen Sr. built the house in the mid-eighteenth century and later named it Claremont Manor, presumably after Queen Victoria's birthplace in Surrey County, England, also called Claremont.

Frances Benjamin Johnston, a well-known photographer from Washington, D.C., took this photograph in 1936 while documenting historic southern buildings and gardens as part of the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South.