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“Nicely restored church”
Review of Cottle Church

Ranked #8 of 53 things to do in Nevis
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Owner description: See the ruins of this church, otherwise known as St. Mark’s Chapel of Ease. Slaves and free men could once worship here together.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nicely restored church”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

A lot of work went into restoring this church. There is an area in the back to the left side of the church that described the history of the church, and the political and social background at that time. It was fascinating to read, and was a pleasant addition to our Nevis Island tour.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Ellen P
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English first
Denton, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pleasant short side trip”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

This church is a significant piece of history, as the landowner built it for Whites and Blacks to worship together, during an era when this did not generally take place. Time has not been kind to the building, as it has lost its roof and part of the wall. Nevertheless, a local historical group has set up very good signs about its history. The grounds are well-kept, and a pavilion shelters a couple signs. The church is just off the lane leading to the Mt. Nevis Resort, and is a worthwhile stop for anyone wishing to learn a little bit of local history.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Walter P
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“hidden church”
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Need a car but worth it. The first church where black and white people were encouraged to worship together.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Jan679
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Saugerties, New York, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Do not miss”
Reviewed 6 March 2013

A piece of history that should not be missed.The ruins of this old church are quite beautiful. There are plaques with some information, but do wish there was a little more.

Visited December 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nevis tour”
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Well worth stopping by to get a glimpse of the history in Nevis. Former plantation owner built this Church for his everyone on the plantation to attend.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Rick B
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