"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Biggin Church Ruins

Back in the spring, our lowcountry adventures  took us to BIGGIN CHURCH RUINS, located about two miles from Monck's Corner, in Berkely County.

From what I read, the church was built in the early 1700's, and burned down not once, not twice.......BUT THREE TIMES!
The first time was a forest fire in the 1700s, after which British troops used it to store ammunition in during the Revolutionary War.
They burned it down on purpose when they left it. It was re-built again.
And burned down once more due to forest fire, in 1886. The parishoners did not re-build this time, and left it in ruins. 
The cemetery is still in use today. 
We love tramping through all the lowcountry ruins, ancient cemeteries, old church yards and the like. It is so informational to read all the old tombstones, we learn so much.
The old tombstones are very different from what we use today......and say different things. I love reading the old fashioned names.
And they are always peaceful places! Quiet and relaxing.
What kind of ruins might there be in your neck of the woods?
Do you like rambling old cemeteries, or do they creep you out?


  1. that is one site that was not meant to be! wow!

  2. What a good photo of the gates opening up and the redbud trees in bloom! I like to go to cemeteries but I have to be in the mood. It's sobering, isn't it? Enjoy your week! Hugs!

  3. Yes!!! We both have postings about ruins!! I LOVE 'Em!! History!!
    like you I also enjoy going through old cemeteries. IN Fact- we're getting ready to head out to Chattanooga to visit the sites AND to find an old cemetery that my GGrandmother is buried with her Mom and Dad = my GG grandparents. I'll be photographing the stones and posting them into findagrave.com
    An awesome free site for genealogy.
    Yes - that IS my maple tree in our back yard. those are Egyptian latterns hanging in the tree. Danny, my husband had to take out the wiring and light bulbs since they were really made in Egypt, and rewire them before hanging them in the tree. I LOVE this tree!! I hang all my plants in him for the summer and then have to bring them in, especially my orchids when the evening temps go to 55. They then, winter in our garden bathtub for fall and winter.

  4. BTW- Charleston has WONDERFUL old history and lots of ruins and old cemeteries!! Of course you know that :-}}}

  5. Very neat! I think a friend of mine was there a couple of years ago.

  6. Can anyone visit at anytime? We want to leave Surfside beach early, and wanted to get there in the morning. Is it private property?