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St. Philip's Episcopal Church

Bradford Springs, South Carolina

U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Location: Bradford Springs Road
Nearest city: 6 miles north of Dalzell, South Carolina
Built/Founded: 1840
Architect: unknown
Architectural style(s): Gothic Revival Carpenter Gothic
Governing body: Private: Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.
Added to NRHP: April 17, 1996
NRHP Reference#: 96000406

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St. Philip's Episcopal Church is an historic Episcopal church in the the High Hills of Santee antebellum summer resort community of Bradford Springs in Lee County, South Carolina in the United States. Built in 1840 in what was then part of Sumter County, it is an early example of the Carpenter Gothic style of architecture. It is located about six miles north of Dalzell. On April 17, 1996, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places,[2]

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History

St. Philip's Episcopal Church, built in 1840, is an early example of the Carpenter Gothic style of architecture. It is unusual among such churches in featuring a pointed arch window in its front gable rather than the customary circular rose window.[3]

Cemetery

St. Philip's Cemetery is included in the historic place designation. Buried there is the Rev. Charles Pinckney Elliott, the first rector of the church.[4]

Current use

St. Philip's Episcopal Church is no longer an active parish in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, but is maintained by local descendants of the original members with assistance from the diocese. [5][6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  
  2. ^ South Carolina Department of Archives and History file on St. Philip's Church
  3. ^ Richardson, Katherine H., nomination form for St. Philip's, accessible by Internet Explorer by link found at South Carolina Department of Archives and History file on St. Philip's Church
  4. ^ Richardson, Katherine H., nomination form for St. Philip's, accessible by Internet Explorer by link found at South Carolina Department of Archives and History file on St. Philip's Church
  5. ^ Diocese of South Carolina church directory
  6. ^ Richardson, Katherine H., nomination form for St. Philip's, accessible by Internet Explorer by link found at South Carolina Department of Archives and History file on St. Philip's Church

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