Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Hepworth-Pringle House
Street Address:
214 New St.;(Beaufort County)

Site Number:
Control Number:
Tax Number:
R120 004 000 0958 0000
Date Surveyed:
July 22 1997
Construction Date:
circa 1760
Historic Core Shape:
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Construction Method:
Roof Shape:
gable (lateral)
Porch Width:
over 1 bay, less than full
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
1 1/2 story frame dwelling on masonry piers; typical mid-18th. century form having lateral gable roof, clustered brick chimney stack and garret accommodation lighted by end gable windows and dormer windows (facing north and south). Main (S) facade alte
pre-1884, 2-story stair tower added to S elev.; btwn. 1884 & 1999, extended 1 bay to the east; porch @ S elev. to W of stair infilled in recent years, as was porch at W elev.; S porch stair & brick wall shown in ca. 1940 photo
Historical Information:
Construction attributed to Thomas Hepworth in 1720 but this date probably far too early, construction, or reconstruction c. 1760 being more likely on stylistic grounds. According to the 1968 Feiss-Wright survey: "Chief Justice of Charleston, Thomas Hepwo
Source of Historical Information:
Historic Resources of the Low Country 1979 where designated 38BU1036. See also WPA Guide to Early American Homes. Historic Beaufort Foundation historic sites survey files (HABS photos & drawings).
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