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Very interesting story behind these photogenic ruins

Worth a trek up the lane, followed by ice cold drinks in the Mount Nevis Hotel a bit further up the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Rasputin2016
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Cool history about the island and you might see some monkeys 🐒 or goats.!!!! Also has some nice... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Tammy J
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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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 together as a testimony to his belief that all people are equal in the sight of their lord. A small pavilion holds a detailed account of the role of this church in the movement to abolish slavery in the Caribbean. Although Cottle was not an abolitionist (he was a realist who knew that a sudden end to slavery would be economically devastating to both the slaves and their masters), the memorial plaque to him reproduced in the pavilion shows a truly caring and concerned man whose actions represent one small step toward slavery's end in the 1830s in the British parts of the Caribbean.

Date of experience: January 2014
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 was a pleasant addition to our Nevis Island tour.

Date of experience: July 2013
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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 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.

Date of experience: July 2013
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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.

Date of experience: July 2013
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.

Date of experience: December 2012
2  Thank Jackie Peters- A
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