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Drayton Hall

  • Also Known As: Drayton,John,House

  • Address: 3380 Ashley River Rd
  • Vicinity: 9 mi NW of Charleston on SC 61
  • Neighborhood of West Ashley in Charleston
  • Type: Museum
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museum
  • Activity Category: Tour

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Drayton Hall


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1737/00/00 A dwelling house, Kitchen and several Out houses are advertised in the "South Carolina Gazette"
1738/00/00 John Drayton Owner John Drayton buys the plantation and begins construction on Drayton Hall. Probably designed by the owner, the mansion was completed about 1742.
1742/09/00 William Henry Drayton Born William Henry Drayton is born at Drayton Hall on the Ashley River.
1780/03/23 Henry Clinton British Army Commander Drayton Hall becomes field headquarters for Sir Henry Clinton and several thousand British Regular Troops encamp at the plantation. Siege of Charleston
1780/03/29 Henry Clinton British Army Commander 8,000 British troops cross the Ashley River at Drayton Hall to lay siege to Charleston. Siege of Charleston

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Particulars for Drayton Hall:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Colonial
Level of Significance National
Building Attribute Not Modernized, No Electricity or Plumbing
Architectural Style Palladian
Other Description Plantation
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

Registry Name: Drayton Hall
Registry Address: 12 mi. W of Charleston on SC 61
Registry Number: 66000701
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Colonial, Other
Attribute: Plantation
Area in Acres: 785
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1700-1749
Significant Year: 1738, 1742
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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