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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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Historic church (UNESCO) where slaves went after emancipation

This is a nicely restored church (even if it doesn't have a roof) that has a great history of being the church where the freed slaves would go to find food and clothing . The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee

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Napoleon, Ohio
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ruins and history of a historic church. Take a few minutes to stop and learn about Nevis and the way they worshipped.

Thank KellyF702
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nicely restored church (even if it doesn't have a roof) that has a great history of being the church where the freed slaves would go to find food and clothing . The congregation would also find jobs for them on the island. The stone work on this church is worth noting also.

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London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Walked from Oualie beach early in a morning while it was cool to visit this church. Well kept and interesting part of history. Cottle was a good person on Nevis and built this church for his family and the families of slaves. He worked to free slaves and employ them if they wished on a salary . Would be good... More 

Thank PennyOscarson
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A bit out of the way but very accessible by a decent road up towards the hotel. There is a pavilion in the corner with much literature and the essential story.

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Sudbury, Canada
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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.

Thank KTRWAnderson
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158 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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.

Thank diveninja21
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank LRB088
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

Thank John W
Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 197 helpful votes
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.

Thank loribob67

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