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13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
(Route 301)
Hanover, VA 23069
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Nutshell was a historic house located behind the Hanover County Courthouse. It was the home of the Winston family, who owned and operated Hanover Tavern at various times throughout the antebellum period. The Fields family, including Tavern cook Martha Ann Fields and her sons George Washington Fields and James Apostles Fields, was enslaved at Nutshell.

The smokehouse at Hanover Tavern was moved from the Tavern to Nutshell and served as a storage shed for many years before returning to the Tavern in 2012.

Follow this link to read more about Nutshell on the Hanover County Historical Society’s website.

Transcend Paranormal investigated Nutshell before it was demolished in May 2016. Steve Dills, a member of the Transcend team, took the photographs below.

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