Near Ridgeland in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Church of the Holy Trinity
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.
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 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.
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
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
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