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[[underline]] Virginia [[/underline]] 3- ^[[ [[checkmark]] 5 -]] [[underline]] Wall at Westover. [[/underline]] ^[[+]][[underline]] 7 [[/underline]]. ^[[ [ ]] [[underline]] The old wall, [[/underline]] ^[[ ] ]] so well built that it has resisted the depredations of time, [[bracket and line]] and the old tool house, both of which were part of the original plan of 1730. [[/bracket and line]] ^[[+ [[checkmark]] ]] ^[[] [[underline]] BRANDON [[/underline]] on the James River ^[]] [[underline]] 8[[/underline]]. ^[[(]]Brandon was first called Martin's Brandon as it was granted to John Martin who came from England with Captain John Smith.^[[)]] It passed to the Harrison family in 1720 and they have held it for two centuries; now, by a strange coincidence, it is owned again by a descendant of John Martin, Robert W. Daniel. ^[[+]] [[underline]] 9 [[/underline]]. [[bracket and line]] Brandon has been described as the loveliest place on the James River;[[/bracket and line]] this is saying a great deal, but it is certainly exceedingly beautiful. ^[[(]]The oldest part of the house was built in 1735,^[[)]] and we can only presume that the planning of the grounds was done at the same time. There is a broad grass forecourt, from this^[[,]] with a fall of a few feet, there is a path fifteen feet in width and about six hundred feet in length. ^[[ [ ]]This long [[underline]] path frames the view to the river] [[/underline]] toward which the house faces as was usual in the early days, for the river was the main highway. ^[[ [[checkmark]] +]] [[underline]] 10 [[/underline]]. ^[[bracket and line]] ^[[(]]Forming a large area of peaceful shade, a huge pecan tree, two hundred and fifty years old, holds its great expanse of spreading limbs over the garden.^[[)]] [[/bracket and line]] There is a series of small rectangular garden enclosures, edged with box, which open out from the great path, on axis from the door to the river.
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