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Jun 12, 2019 07:22:42   #
CHG_CANON (a regular here)
 
The ruins of the Old Sheldon Church lie among majestic oaks and scattered graves in northern Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Yemassee, South Carolina
Nov 2018

Old Sheldon on film by Paul Sager, on Flickr


Known also as the Sheldon Church or Old Sheldon Church, the building was originally known as Prince William's Parish Church. The church was built as a chapel of ease in the English Georgian style, using the Roman Tuscan or Doric order, between 1745 and 1753. The Parish Church was one of the first Greek-Revival structures built in the United States.

Old Sheldon ruins


Local tradition records that the Prince William's Parish Church was burned by the British in 1779 during the Revolutionary War, rebuilt in 1826, and then burned again in 1865 during the Civil War. Sheldon Church has lain in ruin for more than 150 years.

Old Sheldon Church


The film images in this post were captured using expired Fuji Superia 100 loaded to an EOS 1v with an EF 35mm f/1.4L. The digital images were captured using an EOS 5DIII and EF 50mm f/1.2L.

In 1779, the British General Augustine Prevost invaded the Lowcountry. The church was burned when the British heard rumor the Patriots were storing gun powder inside the church.

Old Sheldon


Inside the ruins of the church lie the remains of Colonel William Bull, who "greatly assisted General Oglethorpe in establishing the physical layout of Savannah, Georgia." The tombs of Colonel Bull's wife and children are located behind the church.

Bull Family Tombs


When first built, the Prince William's Parish Church bordered the Newberry Plantation of William Bull, who organized the parish and funded the building of the church in the 1740s. The church was named Sheldon in honor of the Bull family's ancestral home in England.

Old Sheldon Ruins ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Live Oak
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The solid construction of the columns and walls still stand now 250 years after the initial construction and two attempts to destroy the building.

Old Sheldon Church Ruins on film


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Jun 12, 2019 07:29:37   #
jaymatt (a regular here)
 
Outstanding photos and first-rate narrative. I really enjoyed seeing these photos and reading the commentary; congratulations on another fine posting.

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Jun 12, 2019 07:35:58   #
fourg1b2006
 
Very nice presentation. Well done.

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Jun 12, 2019 07:42:36   #
B_meyer5.55NY
 
It's just amazing to see a structure, built with brick and mortar, still standing today.
The brick-layers of 1700's knew the answers on how to "preserve" for a long, long time.

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Jun 12, 2019 07:42:55   #
SnappyHappy
 
I agree with jaymatt...great photos and commentary. I’ve got to check this place out one day...thanks for sharing

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Jun 12, 2019 07:43:28   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
That's quite a structure. Nice shots.

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Jun 12, 2019 07:43:46   #
Architect1776 (a regular here)
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
The ruins of the Old Sheldon Church lie among majestic oaks and scattered graves in northern Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Yemassee, South Carolina
Nov 2018

Old Sheldon on film by Paul Sager, on Flickr


Known also as the Sheldon Church or Old Sheldon Church, the building was originally known as Prince William's Parish Church. The church was built as a chapel of ease in the English Georgian style, using the Roman Tuscan or Doric order, between 1745 and 1753. The Parish Church was one of the first Greek-Revival structures built in the United States.

Old Sheldon ruins


Local tradition records that the Prince William's Parish Church was burned by the British in 1779 during the Revolutionary War, rebuilt in 1826, and then burned again in 1865 during the Civil War. Sheldon Church has lain in ruin for more than 150 years.

Old Sheldon Church


The film images in this post were captured using expired Fuji Superia 100 loaded to an EOS 1v with an EF 35mm f/1.4L. The digital images were captured using an EOS 5DIII and EF 50mm f/1.2L.

In 1779, the British General Augustine Prevost invaded the Lowcountry. The church was burned when the British heard rumor the Patriots were storing gun powder inside the church.

Old Sheldon


Inside the ruins of the church lie the remains of Colonel William Bull, who "greatly assisted General Oglethorpe in establishing the physical layout of Savannah, Georgia." The tombs of Colonel Bull's wife and children are located behind the church.

Bull Family Tombs


When first built, the Prince William's Parish Church bordered the Newberry Plantation of William Bull, who organized the parish and funded the building of the church in the 1740s. The church was named Sheldon in honor of the Bull family's ancestral home in England.

Old Sheldon Ruins ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Live Oak
]

The solid construction of the columns and walls still stand now 250 years after the initial construction and two attempts to destroy the building.

Old Sheldon Church Ruins on film


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Great story with the photos.

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Jun 12, 2019 07:52:03   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
Great set!

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Jun 12, 2019 08:00:55   #
Cotondog (a regular here)
 
Excellent, in every way.

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Jun 12, 2019 08:04:33   #
47greyfox (a regular here)
 
Whenever I stumble across ruins, whether they be a magnificent structure like the Sheldon Church or an abandoned town or even a simple weathered foundation whose building has long since been removed, I always pause to wonder about those who came before me. Your unique pictures and narratives fill those gaps. Well done and thanks for taking the time.

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Jun 12, 2019 08:13:48   #
al13
 
Very nice

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Jun 12, 2019 08:18:27   #
JBruce
 
Outstanding photos, Paul, thanks for the commentary as well. John

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Jun 12, 2019 08:20:22   #
queencitysanta
 
Beautiful presentation

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Jun 12, 2019 08:28:02   #
al13
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
The ruins of the Old Sheldon Church lie among majestic oaks and scattered graves in northern Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Yemassee, South Carolina
Nov 2018

Old Sheldon on film by Paul Sager, on Flickr


Known also as the Sheldon Church or Old Sheldon Church, the building was originally known as Prince William's Parish Church. The church was built as a chapel of ease in the English Georgian style, using the Roman Tuscan or Doric order, between 1745 and 1753. The Parish Church was one of the first Greek-Revival structures built in the United States.

Old Sheldon ruins


Local tradition records that the Prince William's Parish Church was burned by the British in 1779 during the Revolutionary War, rebuilt in 1826, and then burned again in 1865 during the Civil War. Sheldon Church has lain in ruin for more than 150 years.

Old Sheldon Church


The film images in this post were captured using expired Fuji Superia 100 loaded to an EOS 1v with an EF 35mm f/1.4L. The digital images were captured using an EOS 5DIII and EF 50mm f/1.2L.

In 1779, the British General Augustine Prevost invaded the Lowcountry. The church was burned when the British heard rumor the Patriots were storing gun powder inside the church.

Old Sheldon


Inside the ruins of the church lie the remains of Colonel William Bull, who "greatly assisted General Oglethorpe in establishing the physical layout of Savannah, Georgia." The tombs of Colonel Bull's wife and children are located behind the church.

Bull Family Tombs


When first built, the Prince William's Parish Church bordered the Newberry Plantation of William Bull, who organized the parish and funded the building of the church in the 1740s. The church was named Sheldon in honor of the Bull family's ancestral home in England.

Old Sheldon Ruins ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Live Oak
]

The solid construction of the columns and walls still stand now 250 years after the initial construction and two attempts to destroy the building.

Old Sheldon Church Ruins on film


The images are sized to fill your wide-screen display. Try using <F11> to maximize your browser window for the full effect. If the images overshoot your display, such as a laptop, just click on the image or the URL link and they'll resize to your screen from the host Flickr site. You can click a bit further into the image details on the Flickr page, if desired. EXIF data is available from the host Flickr pages as well. On the Flickr site, use your <L>key for Large and the <F11> for the full-screen.

If the images are not filling your widescreen display due to recent UHH changes, follow this link and update your UHH profile: https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-572300-1.html
The ruins of the Old Sheldon Church lie among maje... (show quote)


I caught the bus to hell in Yemassee, SC. Parris Island Marine Corps 1960

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Jun 12, 2019 08:46:25   #
quixdraw (a regular here)
 
Interesting! Thanks!

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