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“Pleasant short side trip”
Review of Cottle Church

Ranked #7 of 57 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.
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 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.

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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Reviewed 27 January 2013

A beautiful serene setting off the road near the airport is only part of the reason to go and visit the Cottle Church. The other reason is the tremendous history associated with this landmark. The first Church in the Caribbean where those of European and African descent worshiped side-by-side, it was built by a wealthy plantation owner. When we lived on Nevis this was a always a great place to take the kids for a runabout and a picnic as well. Speaking of such, it can get hot if you are not used to the heat/humidity, so carry something to drink and a snack if you fancy tarting it up a bit. Great place for photographs. Enjoy!

5  Thank EpiDoc
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