Known also as Old Sheldon Church, these ruins are all that remain of what was originally 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 traditional understanding is that Prince William’s was burned by the British in 1779 during the Revolutionary War, rebuilt in 1826, and then burned again in 1865 during the Civil War.
As a trusted Charleston aerial photography team, we had the pleasure of capturing this unique view of the old ruins with our high-definition drone, preserving this part of history before it deteriorates any farther. The effects of weather, erosion, and human traffic continues to have negative long-term effects on the failing structure. Enjoy it while you can!