Mangohick Church

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The simple but dignified colonial Mangohick Church was built ca. 1730-32 as a chapel of ease for St. Margaret’s Parish, but soon became the upper church of St. David’s Parish. Although no less well-crafted, such chapels were nearly always considerably plainer than their parent churches, relying mainly on fine brickwork and careful proportions for aesthetic affect. William Byrd II of Westover passed by Mangohick in 1732 and noted it as the “New Brick Church” in his journal of the “Progress to the Mines.” The King William County church was abandoned after the disestablishment and later became a free church, available for use by any denomination. Since the late 19th century Mangohick Church has been the home of an African American Baptist congregation. The interior preserves its original gallery. Mangohick Church’s colonial-style window sashes were installed in 1980.

Last Updated: January 31, 2024

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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