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Aquia Church

Stafford, Virginia
County of Stafford.
Intersection of US Route 1 & VA Route 610
National Register Number: 69000282
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: VA-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Active church.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 5, 1991):
Completed in 1757, this is one of the finest and least-altered examples of Virginia's rural Georgian churches. Constructed of brick with quoins and door frames of locally quarried Aquia Creek sandstone, the Greek Cross plan and architectural embellishments are derived from contemporary English pattern books. The finely crafted interior contains its original Ionic altarpiece and three-level pulpit with sounding board high above.

Development is still encroaching upon the parcels surrounding the church and cemetery.

Two windows in lower tier have been restored. Contact being negotiated to accomplish the following: 1) restore the remaining 14 windows of lower tier 2) repair doors at three entrrances 3) inspect roof and formulate plan form repair/replacement.

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