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Brilliant insight to Nevis history

Cottle church is a hidden gem as it is off the main circular island road and up a grass track. It... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2014
CLCC
,
London
Cottle Church

Walkable from Oualie Beach, interesting history and well worth a visit. The church has been... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2014
Hetthepet
,
Rugby, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Cottle church is a hidden gem as it is off the main circular island road and up a grass track. It is imbued with history - when it officially opened I'm 1824 it was the first church on the island to welcome both slaves and...More

4  Thank CLCC
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Walkable from Oualie Beach, interesting history and well worth a visit. The church has been restored but is more of a shell with no roof. You can still get married here apparently. It's the first church in the Caribbean that was open to all people...More

5  Thank Hetthepet
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

This restored piece of history is beautiful. If you are in the area, I would recommend the trip. It is close to the main road.

2  Thank billipp
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Saw this as part of an island tour - very informative display boards on the history of the church, and in a sublime setting too.

2  Thank jmcal478
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

The ruins of Thomas Cottle's church stand a short walk away from the Mt. Nevis Hotel. Elegant in themselves, these ruins are also representative of milestone in the history of slavery in the Americas. Cottle built this first church where both slaves and whites worshipped...More

2  Thank FredRo1948
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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...More

1  Thank Ellen P
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Reviewed 28 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...More

1  Thank Walter P
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

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

1  Thank Jan679
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Reviewed 7 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.

2  Thank Jackie Peters- A
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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.

Thank Rick B
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Response from N Manners F | Reviewed this property |
No restroom on the site. It's really a place that you go visit, take pics, read about the history of the place .I spent about 30 minutes there.
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