St. David's Episcopal Church and Cemetery

National Register Listing
Street Address:
Church St., Cheraw, SC (Chesterfield County)

NRHP Nomination

Record Number:
Description and Narrative:
One of the states’ few remaining pre-Revolutionary War church buildings, Saint David’s Parish was established by act of General Assembly 1768 and named for the patron saint of Wales, from which many Cheraw settlers had come. The building was used as a hospital during both the American Revolution and Civil War. The church is a unique example of eighteenth century meeting house construction. The original 1770-1773 frame building has entrances on the south side and west end, five windows on one side, six on the other and two at the east end. In the early 1800s a vestibule and square steeple were added at the western end. The steeple rising from the gable ridge pole possesses diminishing sections with louvered openings—sections are surrounded by wooden parapets with corner pinnacles, all surmounted by a cross. There are dentils under the cornice of each section. Listed in the National Register on September 22, 1971.
Period of Significance:
1773;1770 – 1773;18th century;19th century
Level of Significance:
Area of Significance:
Social History;Architecture;Military;Religion
National Register Determination:
Date of Certification:
September 22 1971

Related places
Chesterfield County