MHT File Photo
Wetipquin Road (MD 478), Wetipquin, Wicomico County
Long Hill, overlooking Wetipquin Creek to the south, is five bays wide. The eight panel-door, with a plain frame and surmounted by a four-light transom, is in the center bay although not in the center of the wall. Each of the remaining four bays has a narrow 9/9 light window with three-panel shutters. The plain window frames reflect the simplicity of the doorway. Directly above each opening, in the steep gable roof, is a pedimented dormer with 6/6 light sash. Along the roof edge is a simple wood cornice with block modillions. The wall is covered with beaded clapboard. The house sits on a brick foundation laid in Flemish bond. The majority of the exterior of the house is, with the exception of the roof covering, original. The east end is two bays wide and constructed of brick laid in Flemish bond. Near the corners are two narrow 9/9 light windows which emphasize the verticality of the end. Between the first and second stories is a two-course belt in Flemish bond with glazed headers. Paralleling the edges of the roof is a row of glazed headers which continues horizontally across the flush chimney which has a corbeled cap. Beneath the north window is the entrance to the cellar. The north side is four bays wide with the door in the third bay from the east. There is a narrow 9/9 light window with three-panel shutters in each of the two eastern bays. Along these bays is a newer porch with four Doric columns and rests on a brick foundation. Above each window door in these bays is a pedimented dormer with 6/6 light windows. The west bay projects forming a catslide roof and is equal to the two bays on the opposite facade. Centered in this bay is a window identical to the others. There is also a simple, wood cornice with block modillions. The walls on the north side are covered with beaded clapboard. The west gable is brick laid in Flemish bond. Echoing the outline of the catslide roof are rows of glazed headers. There is a two course belt above the first story and a small, segmental arch window partially obscured by the addition. This end also has a flush chimney with corbeled cap. The two-story wing to the west is an early addition (c. 1800). It is two bays wide by two deep and is covered with beaded clapboard on all three sides. The north side has a catslide roof. On this side there is a door in the east bay and a 6/6 light window in the west bay. The west end has an exterior chimney of 7-course common bond with Victorian-style cap between the two bays. The two windows on the first floor, one in each bay, have 6/6 lights while those directly above in the gable have 4/4 lights. All have very simple frames. The south side of the wing has two doors in the first story and two windows of 2/2 lights directly above in the second story. A screened porch extends across the first story.
Long Hill is architecturally significant because it is an essentially untouched Maryland dwelling, dating from the second half of the 18th century, with excellent original paneling and a simple elegance which is striking. The house derives historical significance form its long association with the Dashiell family, several of whom took an active part in the affairs of the colony.