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Old Stone House — Winnsboro, South Carolina


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Please note that Old Stone House is located on private property and has been the victim of repeated vandalism. At the home owners request, it is not open to the public without prior permission.

This stone house sits along an otherwise isolated country road in Winnsboro. The land surrounding the house once belonged to Samuel Gladney, who received his acreage through a royal land grant in 1768. A corner of the house is etched with the date 1784, likely the year the house was built.

Stone House Fairfield County

Pete Lawrence of Sumter, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The house served as a residence for many years until nearby Lebanon Presbyterian Church acquired the home for use as its parsonage in 1870. At the time, the church – formerly called Jackson Creek Presbyterian – was located near this site, and ruins from the original church can be seen on neighboring Airport Road. The church moved to its current location in 1893. Now vacant, the stone house has fallen into disrepair.

Old Stone House

Brandon Coffey of Charleston, 2017 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The Old Stone House is listed in the National Register:

The Old Stone House is significant as a rare example of eighteenth-century stone construction. Samuel Gladney (ca. 1740-1800) received a royal land grant in 1768 on which he constructed the Old Stone House. A corner of the house bears the date 1784. The house passed through several owners before it was purchased in 1870 by the Lebanon Presbyterian Church for use as a parsonage. The house is a two-story, side-gable roofed, stone building, with a double-pile floor plan and end chimneys of stone. The front porch foundation and stone piers remain, although porch roof and supports have been removed. The façade has a central door with a massive stone lintel flanked by single four-over-four windows with stone lintels. The second story has three four-over-four, shuttered windows. The rear elevation has an off-center entrance flanked by two single windows. The second story has two four-over-four windows and a third that has been filled with stone. The roof is covered with metal.

More Pictures of the Old Stone House


Old Stone House

Brandon Coffey of Charleston, 2017 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Old Stone House

Brandon Coffey of Charleston, 2017 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Old Stone House

Brandon Coffey of Charleston, 2017 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Old Stone House

Brandon Coffey of Charleston, 2017 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Old Stone House

Brandon Coffey of Charleston, 2017 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Old Stone House

Brandon Coffey of Charleston, 2017 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Old Stone House

Brandon Coffey of Charleston, 2017 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Old Stone House

Brandon Coffey of Charleston, 2017 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Old Stone House Interior

Bill Fitzpatrick of Taylors, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

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Bill Fitzpatrick of Taylors, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Old Stone House Fairfield

Bill Fitzpatrick of Taylors, 2012 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on the Old Stone House


Stone House Painting

Pete Holland of Columbia, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Contributor Pete Holland, who did the above painting, shares: “This is the Old 1784 Stone House in Winnsboro, SC. I did a painting of the house in preparation for the Fairfield County Ag + Art Tour in June of 2015. I’m a retired architect who loves to paint portraits of old structures and this house was begging to be painted. It’s in serious need of restoration and I sincerely hope someone heeds the call.”

Add your own reflections here.


Old Stone House Info


Address: Jackson Creek Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180
GPS Coordinates: 34.397177,-81.197653


Old Stone House Map





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7 Comments about Old Stone House

Lee ThompsonNo Gravatar says:
June 8th, 2018 at 10:06 am

I passed this house one day, it is so beautiful from my viewpoint and I hope that it can be brought back to its glory. The pictures on the site very nice, now I know some more about this home.

Leona BlackNo Gravatar says:
December 15th, 2017 at 3:08 pm

It is a wonderful house, too bad no one is caring for it. I love its beauty and the stone.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
October 29th, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Hello Deanna, you would have to reach out to the owner directly because we are unsure if they are interested in that or not. It is a great idea though! If you check out local tax records for the area (available online) it would give the owner information.

Deanna JonesNo Gravatar says:
October 28th, 2017 at 5:02 pm

I realize this house is on the National Register, but would it be available for private purchase, given it be maintained in a somewhat historic state?

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
January 1st, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Wow, Jim! That is really interesting. Do you know any stories about the old place? If so, we’d love to hear them!

Jim BeckhamNo Gravatar says:
December 30th, 2016 at 5:05 pm

My grandmother lived there and I think she was born there. Her name was Alva Gladney.

Claire VanNo Gravatar says:
September 8th, 2015 at 11:26 pm

Mr. Holland, how might I purchase this painting from you, assuming it is still available?




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