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Woodman Road Historic District
The Cornwell House
|Location||Woodman Rd., South Hampton, New Hampshire|
|Area||6.5 acres (2.6 ha)|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|MPS||South Hampton MRA|
|NRHP reference No.||83001152|
|Added to NRHP||April 11, 1983|
The Woodman Road Historic District of South Hampton, New Hampshire, is a small rural residential historic district consisting of two houses on either side of Woodman Road, a short way north of the state line between New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The Cornwell House, on the west side of the road, is a Greek Revival wood-frame house built c. 1850. Nearly opposite stands the c. 1830 Verge or Woodman House, which is known to have been used as a meeting place for a congregation of Free Will Baptists between 1830 and 1849.
The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
The Cornwell House is a 21⁄2-story wood-frame structure, set on a rise overlooking the road. It has a front-facing gable roof and clapboarded exterior. Its main facade is three bays wide, with the entrance set in a recess in the right bay. The building corners are pilastered, and the roof gable exhibits paired Italianate brackets. A three-season porch is set on the right side, and a pair of ells extend to the rear, connecting to a modern garage.
The Verge House is also a 21⁄2-story wood-frame structure, and is set facing south nearer the road than the Cornwell House. It is three bays wide, with a side-gable roof and shingled exterior. A single-story shed-roof section projects along the width of the main facade, with the entrance recessed under a porch in the leftmost section. A 1 1⁄2-story ell extends to the east, and the property also includes a 19th-century barn and 25 acres (10 ha) of former farmland.
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