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Cottle Church

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Address: Nevis
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See the ruins of this church, otherwise known as St. Mark’s Chapel of Ease....

See the ruins of this church, otherwise known as St. Mark’s Chapel of Ease. Slaves and free men could once worship here together.

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Very cool part of history

This is a very neat stop on a tour of Nevis and is worth a couple minutes of your time. The gate was locked when I was there and I'm not sure if it ever gets opened. Either way... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
KTRWAnderson
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Sudbury, Canada

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Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very neat stop on a tour of Nevis and is worth a couple minutes of your time. The gate was locked when I was there and I'm not sure if it ever gets opened. Either way, it is a cool stop.

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Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited while doing the Nevis heritage trail. Alot of history attached and worth a read as well as a visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

As you travel round Nevis you will see dozens of churches that have survived for 3 and 4 hundred years. This is the first church to hold integrated services. A trail blazer for its day. I speculate that it's current state of being is a hard reflection of the absolute rejection It received in the beginning. Once the builder died... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a site on the Nevis heritage trail. Almost like a ruined church in England (except for the weather!). Very interesting story behind this building and well presented too. Definitely worth a look.

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Simply walking through the wooden gate onto the grounds, you know this is a special place. There are lots of plantation ruins around the island, some beautifully recaptured (Golden Rock) and some just standing alone. The Cottle Church, though, is reminiscent of abbey ruins of England. Originally the church on a plantation, it became historic as the first place that... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Stopped here on a tour of the island. It is a beautiful, lovely and peaceful place. Great photos and overall fantastic place to take in a quiet moment. Worth a visit.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

we were staying at Oualie Beach so this was a good destination to walk to. A lovely setting, good, informative information boards. On the road to the church keep an eye open for the many monkeys, donkeys and goats.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Those ruins are nice to check out. They are part of the Nevis tour attraction of the Island. It will not take much time for you to get there.

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Thank Smilemilie
New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I was impressed with this historical visit. There is clearly an effort to maintain this church ruin and the grounds around it. There is information about the setting to help one understand best about the circumstances surrounding the period in which it was erected and its use. Keep up the great work....the clean and maintained grounds are set apart from... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We came across this church quite by accident and loved it. The history was explained and the names of the slaves involved listed with their ages when they died.nwell worth a vist

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