Biggin Church.

What: Skirmish, 16 July 1781 BG Sumter vs. Col. Coates

Other names: St. John's Berkeley Church, Monck's Corner

Where: 33.2123914 -79.9670245

Maps: [map notes]


  • CBB: " The Biggin in Biggin Bridge and Biggin Church is not possessive, but named for Biggin Hill in Kent, England (site of famous WWII fighter base). Biggin Church is its nickname, it is really the St. John's Berkeley Church. See You have Biggin Bridge and extant causeways on both side of the tailrace canal correct at 33.21213,-79.97433. The Santee-Cooper project dredged and straightened Biggin Creek from the Pinopopolis Dam to the Cooper River to form the Tail Race Canal for navigation and tail race of the hydroelectric plant. Stony Point Landing, about a mile below Biggin Bridge, was the traditional head of navigation of Biggin Creek."

  • NBBAS:Three, p.289.

  • Charles Baxley has provided this annotated Wadboo Barony map. Click on link or image to see full size.

  • Sherman, "Calendar..." Search for biggin. 31 instances, some relating to "church', some "bridge", some to both. To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".

  • RevWar75   listing. 16 July.

  • Position obtained from GNIS. Note other mapping options available.

Related sites: Biggin Bridge, Moncks Corner

Confidence level: 4.