“Gloucester,” Natchez

Gloucester, Natchez – (1803, 1807, c. 1830) (National Register) Also occasionally referred to as the Samuel Young House or the Winthrop Sargent House in reference to the first two owners. Gloucester was constructed in 1803 as a hipped-roof, two story structure for Samuel Young. In 1807, new owner Winthrop Sargent, the first Governor of the Mississippi Territory from 1798-1801, hired an unknown brickmason to enlarge “Gloster Place.” That brickmason added the two fanlight entrances with the unusual flanking, detached sidelights, as well as the half-octagonal side elevations. The Tuscan portico with a bull’s-eye window in the pediment was added circa 1830. While overshadowed by many later Natchez mansions, Gloucester is the oldest of Natchez’s grand mansions, predating Levi Weeks’s arrival by several years, and is an excellent example of Federal architecture in Mississippi.

6 replies

  1. This grand home is like looking into the past, how glorious it must have been to live in a home like that. If walls could talk can you just imagine what amazing stories they could tell……..


  2. I was blessed to own and live in this great home with my family in 1999-2001. What an amazing experience.


  3. lisebreen – My husband, Paul Dawes, and I live just down the road from you at 254 Lower Woodville Road. Our property was once part of Gloucester Plantation. We are the last high point before St Catherine Creek. I lived just across the creek as a young child so I grew up here in this neighborhood. I am also very interested in the early history of Gloucester Plantation and before when the Natchez Indians were here. Because of our proximity to the Grand Village we most assuredly have some history to be told there as well. I would love to talk with you sometime.

    Marybeth Dawes


  4. Terrific. When might I call?


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