David Ashbridge Log House

Coordinates: 40°1′6″N 75°35′21″W / 40.01833°N 75.58917°W / 40.01833; -75.58917
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David Ashbridge Log House
Ashbridge Log House, January 2011
David Ashbridge Log House is located in Pennsylvania
David Ashbridge Log House
David Ashbridge Log House is located in the United States
David Ashbridge Log House
Interactive map showing the location of Ashbridge Log House
Location1181 King Rd.,
West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°1′6″N 75°35′21″W / 40.01833°N 75.58917°W / 40.01833; -75.58917
Area1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built1782, 1970
Built byDavid Ashbridge
MPSWest Whiteland Township MRA
NRHP reference No.84003878[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 6, 1984

The David Ashbridge Log House is a historic home located at 1181 King Road in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. One of the historic properties included within the Battle of the Clouds Historic District, it was erected in 1782 by Quaker farmer David Ashbridge.[2][3] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

History and architectural features[edit]

According to Diane Snyder, the co-owner of this historic residence in 1981 as well as the individual who prepared the Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form about the residence that same year on behalf of the West Whiteland Historic Commission, the David Ashbridge Log House "was built by an English farmer using a German building tradition," and "is one of 3 known habitable log dwellings which still survive in a township where log houses were very common."[4]

The West Whiteland Township Historic Commission has documented that the home's builder and first owner was David Ashbridge, an English Quaker farmer who was one of the townships' early settlers.[5]

The original section of this historic residence was built on 96 acres in 1782, and is a two-story, three-bay, banked log structure with a full attic. The logs are covered with wood siding. It measures 20 feet by 25 feet and has a gable roof. A frame addition was built in 1970.[4]

This property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Historic Resources Map and Sites Listing, September 2018." Exton, Pennsylvania: West Whiteland Township Historical Commission, retrieved online September 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Chester County Water Resources Authority, Chester County Planning Commission, et al. Brandywine Creek: Watershed Action Plan: "Table 12: Inventory of Mapped Historic Resources." Chester County, Pennsylvania: Chester County Board of Commissioners, December 2002.
  4. ^ a b "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania". ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2012-11-02. Note: This includes Diane Snyder (December 1981). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: David Ashbridge Log House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.
  5. ^ "Historic Resources Map and Sites Listing, September 2018," West Whiteland Township Historic Commission.