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Biggin Church Ruins

Posted By: Jenny Daly In: Historical Churches
Date: Mon, Nov 21st 2016 9:50 pm

Biggin Church Ruins

Biggin Church

One of the area’s lesser-known historical churches is Biggin Church (ruins) in Moncks Corner. Even if you are driving along Highway 402, it can be difficult to spot the just off of the road. It is located close to the Cooper River.

The original church was constructed in the early 1700s. It is believed to be named for Biggin Hill in the London BigginBorough of Bromley and was in The Parish of Berkeley, one of ten parishes in the South Carolina Commons House of Assembly. Over the years, the buildings that stood as the structure was devastated by fires, twice by forest fires and once by the British during the Revolutionary War. The ruins that remain today are what were left after the last forest fire in the 1800s. Local people scavenged many of the bricks for other building.

There are supposedly underground vaults that have never been opened. The cemetery that is located there is still in use today.

The Charleston area has lots of lesser known churches/ruins around the area. If you are on the back roads, just look for the historical markers.

 

Jenny Daly

AgentOwned Realty

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