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The ruin of a church built in 1740

A fascinating building built in 1740 out of brick and plaster mixed with sea shells -- after a fire... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
This place is haunted

just went there yesterday with my mom and bro. My mom saw a old man with bucket hat on she said he... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Andrew C
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Lands End Road, Saint Helena Island, SC
+1 843-522-1717
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating building built in 1740 out of brick and plaster mixed with sea shells -- after a fire in the 19th century, all that remains are the walls. But that is definitely worth a stop.

1  Thank jnwall
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

just went there yesterday with my mom and bro. My mom saw a old man with bucket hat on she said he was a ghost looked like a old white man with bucket hat on from that time period had us all spooked then when...More

3  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice little place to wander around when the sun is shining and you don't have a care in the world! It is off the beaten path and don't trust GPS to get you there, we had to back track and get local directions on our...More

1  Thank UniquelyCullen
Reviewed 5 July 2018

From 1700's, this is the remains of the chapel and grounds. Made out of some kind of seashell concrete or something. Very cool!

1  Thank NOregrets-Traveler
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We drove from Penn Center to the (Anglican) Chapel of Ease, a tabby-walled church built in the 1740 for the planters of St. Helena Island. Tabby cement is a North African technique mixing oyster shells, lime and sand. This Chapel of Ease was built by...More

1  Thank Marnette S
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Stopped here on our Gullah-Geeche tour. Nice that this piece of history is preserved for all to see and remember

1  Thank RoBertie
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Loved this church. We drove right by it before we saw it. It’s right in the curve of the road and there are several large oak trees around it. There is I also a small cemetery around the church. There are large lights that light...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Just driving around and it caught our eye. There isn't a lot information on the roadside marker so I googled it later to learn more. If you enjoy cemeteries, old churches and history, you will enjoy it! Neat place to take photos too.

Reviewed 15 April 2018

Very interesting stop. The material used to construct the church is way cool. (not gonna be a spoiler) You can feel the rich history. Interesting to see how the Fripp Family was large part of the area.

Thank IslandAdventure4
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We loved walking around the ruin of the chapel of ease and will come back because we missed the chance to see the Penn center due to rain. The ruins are simply that and nothing more to see but it is really cool history.

1  Thank James M
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