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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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a lovely setting and a very good reason for a walk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2016
JackNIan
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 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 stars Reviewed March 27, 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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New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 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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Thank Footsac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We spent a day traveling around the island seeking out the historical churches, landmarks and ecologically interesting sites. This was our first stop and it didn't disappoint. Very humbling plaque with the names of ALL the slaves who helped to build the church they attended. First integrated church on the island too.

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Thank Dian D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Nevis is a small island with some rich history. If you're interested in that history, it's certainly worth stopping and seeing this. It's not exceptional, but it's interesting. And if you are on your way to the Mt. Nevis Restaurant, it's right on the way.

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Harwinton, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

This ruins has historic value as the first church on Nevis where blacks and whites worshipped together. It is on the road the Mt Nevis Hotel, and worth a brief stop on the way to an equivalent meal at the hotel's restaurant, a wonderful place to eat.

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Sarnia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

The ruin has been recently secured to assure it is safe for visitors which include the island monikers. They will not bother you if you do not bother them! Keep the gate shut to keep out the wandering wild donkey and goats! There is a small open air building with several local stories about the church history and a history... More 

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