Court Manor

New Market, VA

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Own a part of History

Court Manor has long been considered one of the finest estates in the Shenandoah Valley. Originally part of a large land grant from King George III, this prestigious farm has been able to keep nearly 1600 acres intact, making it truly one of a kind. Presently this breathtaking farm is home of a purebred Angus herd. The farm includes both exterior and interior fencing, cross fencing, cattle working facilities, 2 auction rings, along with a historic 7,500 SF estate home circa 1800, plus much more. The historic manor home was completely renovated in the late 1980’s, the original Greek revival character is still intact. The farmland consists of primarily orchard grass with 350 acres in crops. Smith Creek runs through the property.

A Historical Gem

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tour the Estate

Take a virtual tour of this beautiful estate and farm with this video and then get in touch with us to take an in-person tour.

Court Manor's History

Mooreland Hall (now Court Manor) was likely constructed beginning in 1797 by Rueben Moore Jr.  The original structure was modified many times over the last 200 years, including its latest renovation in the late 1980’s.  While owned by Willis Sharpe Kilmer in the early 1900’s, a Kentucky Derby winner, Reigh Count, was born and bred on the grounds.

The Farm

Court Manor is divided into 4 farms:  The Main Farm (620 Acres), The Mountain Farm (483 Acres), The North Farm (285 Acres) and the Round Barn Farm (235 Acres). 

Of the 1600 acres, over 1350 acres are cleared and in Production. The Limestone underneath helps grow grass rich in Calcium Carbonate Making it some of the most fertile and Livestock productive land in The Shenandoah Valley.

The cross fencing, and concrete feed bunks purposely located on all the properties make sorting and working Livestock efficient and less labor intense. All farms have Corrals, squeeze chutes and cutting pens making each farm self sufficient.

620 Acres
The
Main
Farm

483 Acres
The Mountain Farm

259 Acres
The
North Farm

History *reprinted from Wikipedia

1797

Reuben Moore, Jr., likely began construction of Court Manor (then known as Mooreland Hall) during the last years of the eighteenth century, following his grandfather’s death in 1797.  Mooreland Hall would have been a rather conventional exercise in the late colonial style if it were not for the incorporation of the impressive Greek Revival portico into the design.

1928

In 1925, Court Manor was purchased by Willis Sharpe Kilmer, a New York entrepreneur, newspaperman, and horse breeder.  The period of Kilmer’s ownership of the estate saw dramatic development of the property, establishing it as one of the country’s most preeminent horse studs. Exterminator, the winner of the 1918 Kentucky Derby, resided on the estate after his racing career, and Reigh Count, the winner of the 1928 Kentucky Derby, was bred and born on the estate.  After Kilmer had acquired Court Manor in 1923, he had some 10,000 silver maple trees planted along the roads of the estate in memory of those lost in World War I. Today these trees are still extant and can be seen lining both sides of U.S. Route 11 as it passes through the estate

1987

After its 1987 restoration, the front, central portion of the manor house appears today as it did when it was constructed around 1800.

Estate Gallery

Gorgeous views of this estate are all around.  To see a full compilation of photos, please visit the page for each individual farm from the main menu.