Crowfield Plantation Goose Creek Berkeley County
- Location Goose Creek, St. James Goose Creek Parish, Berkeley County
Off US 176 in Crowfield Plantation neighboorhood
- Origin of name Believed to have been named after the family seat in Suffolk, England
- Other names ?
- Current status The land has been developed into residential and commercial areas. The remains of Crowfield House and Gardens are protected with a conservation easement that allows continued archaeological study.
- 1701 Earliest known date of existence
Granted to John Berringer
- 1730 House built by William Middleton
- 1886 House partially destroyed by earthquake. Only portions of the first story wall remain.
- Number of acres 1,030
- Primary crop Rice
- A number of tall oaks from the mile long avenue still stand.
- It is beleived that William Middleton developed Crowfield's large, formal garden between 1729 and 1742. Evidence shows the garden included, "reflecting pools, parterres, a bosquet or small compartment of trees and shrubs, bowling green, garden structures, several mounts, and various water works." (Trinkley and Hacker, p. 27)
- Alphabetical list John Berringer (1701), John and Mary Bishop, Samuel Carne (1776), Colonel John Gibbes (1709), Rawlins Lowndes, Arthur Middleton, Henry A. Middleton (1840), John Middleton (1784), Thomas Middleton, William Middleton (1730), William Walter
- Number of slaves ?
- A Context For the Study of Lowcountry Gardens - PDF - Michael Trinkley and Debi Hacker, 2007, for the Chicora Foundation.
- Initial references: See #1
- Heitzler, Michael J. Goose Creek A Definitive History Volume One Planters, Politicians and Patriots. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2005.