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Near Ridgeland in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Church of the Holy Trinity
 
Church of the Holy Trinity Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
1. Church of the Holy Trinity Marker
 
Inscription. ((Text front))
This Episcopal church was a chapel of ease in the Parish of St. Luke for a number of years before it became a separate congregation in 1835. It is said that William Heyward gave the church land on which the present building, donated by James Bolan and completed in 1858, is built.

((Text reverse))
This Episcopal church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is an outstanding example of Carpenter Gothic church architecture. The wheel window, board and batten sheathing, and buttressed tower are typical features of this style. A pipe organ is located in the gallery where slaves once worshiped.
 
Erected 1980 by The Congregation. (Marker Number 27-4.)
 
Location. 32° 28.258′ N, 80° 57.896′ W. Marker is near Ridgeland, South Carolina, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road S27-29 and Bees Creek Road (State Road S27-13), on the left when traveling west on State Road S27-29. Click for map. Marker is at the southeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgeland SC 29936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grahamville (a few steps from this marker); Euhaw Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gopher Tortoise Square (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ridgeland (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Paul's Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jasper County / Jasper County Courthouse (approx. 1.5 miles away); Ridgeland Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Great Swamp Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ridgeland.
 
Church of the Holy Trinity Marker, reverse side Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 13, 2008
2. Church of the Holy Trinity Marker, reverse side
 

 
Regarding Church of the Holy Trinity. National Register of Historic Places:
The Church of the Holy Trinity, constructed ca. 1858, is the third building associated with an Episcopal congregation formed in the early years of the nineteenth century by Grahamville planters. The church is architecturally significant as a notable example of the Carpenter Gothic style. The style developed as a carpenter’s interpretations of the English Gothic Revival architecture of the early nineteenth century, with the masonry designs of the English architects translated into wooden construction. The proportions of the church, the asymmetrical composition, the wheel window, and the buttressed tower are exemplary of the Gothic Revival; the interpretation of these elements in wood, along with board and batten sheathing of the church, are typical of Carpenter Gothic. The three-staged bell tower has an exterior entrance to the stairway leading to the gallery, which was the old slave gallery and which now houses the pipe organ. The interior is especially noteworthy for its hammer-beam timber ceiling, and for its nineteenth century yellow pine furnishings. The church is set in a grove of large live oaks, which were set out in the nineteenth century by the ladies of the congregation. These trees add considerably to the visual appearance of the church. Listed
 
Church of the Holy Trinity and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
3. Church of the Holy Trinity and Marker
 
in the National Register March 25, 1982.(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
Church of the Holy Trinity (added 1982 - - #82003869)
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Gothic Revival, Other
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1850-1874
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Religion
♦ Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
 
Church of the Holy Trinity Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
4. Church of the Holy Trinity
 
 
Church of the Holy Trinity Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
5. Church of the Holy Trinity
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,475 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on December 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on December 31, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
 
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