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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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First one through the wall is always the bloodiest

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
LRB088
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank John W
Denton, Texas
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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

This church, the first ever built in the Caribbean for services to all races is a monument to the realization by some that racism and slavery were inhumane and disgusting. The Cottle family built this church to serve the spiritual needs of themselves and the indigenous and the imported peoples together and without regard to their origins.....a joint effort to... More 

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