Sunday, August 21, 2011

Chapel of Ease

Strawberry Chapel, Moncks Corner, SC  © Doug Hickok

Strawberry Chapel dates from 1725. It is a chapel of ease, which means it was built so citizens in the outlying parts of the parish could attend services without having to travel long distances to the main parish church.


It has been well preserved over the years and as with many old historic churches in rural areas, reports of strange happenings at night have given birth to ghost stories. These have sadly led to vandalism resulting in the property being made off limits to visitors. 





7 comments:

  1. Have never heard the phrase"Chapel of Ease" before. It suits this place.

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  2. What a lovely..peaceful place!

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  3. I'm totally agree to preserving any kind of historical buildings, thanks for sharing the history of the lovely chapel here beside your beautiful shot.

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  4. It's a lovely place and interesting constructions. But the name is strange for such a place! Why strawberry?

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  5. It is a beautiful place. I captured a place like it but had to go under the fence and I took photos and left only footprints.
    Wonderful place.

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  6. It's charming name, place and photograph in which you've captured the slight neglect well.

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  7. looks like a quite place.. nice shot.. :)

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