Declaration of Protective Covenants

Bridlewood Subdivision



THIS DECLARATION made this 12th day of November, 1979, by George W. Gregory, Jr., WITNESSETH:


WHEREAS, the undersigned is the owner of certain lands known as Bridlewood Subdivision, Section Number Two (2) , except for those certain lots 54, 65, 66, 67, 70, and 71 which have heretofore been previously conveyed by the grantor herein to R. B. Mackey Company, Inc., situate in the County of Chesterfield near Cheraw, South Carolina, shown on plat of Bridlewood Subdivision, Section Number Two (2), prepared by Van T. Cribb, R.L.S., dated February 16, 1979, and recorded on the 28th day of February, 1979, in the office of the Clerk of Court for Chesterfield County in Plat Book 29 at page 119; and,


WHEREAS, the undersigned desires to place certain restrictions upon said premises which shall. be binding upon the undersigned, all purchasers of lots, mortgages, tenants, and any and all other persons purchasing property or acquiring the right to the use thereof by license, lease or otherwise, and all their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it known that the undersigned does hereby execute this instrument and covenant for himself, his heirs and assigns, that the property hereinabove described shall hereafter be subject to the following covenants and restrictions, which shall be real covenants, running with the land and binding upon all the purchasers, owners, mortgagees and trustees thereof, or anyone entitled to the use thereof, or of any portion of said premises, and binding upon anyone subsequently acquiring an interest therein, and also binding upon the undersigned, his heirs, executors and administrators, and all persons claiming under him, up to and including the lst day of January, 2000, at which time the said covenants and restrictions shall be automatically extended for successive periods of ten (10) years unless by vote of the majority of owners of lots it is agreed to change said covenants or not to extend them:


FIRST: If any person, now or hereafter bound hereby, shall vio�late or attempt to violate any of the covenants herein, it shall be lawful for any person or persons owning any real property situated in said development or subdivision to prosecute any proceedings at law or in equity against the person or persons violating or attempting to violate any such covenants, and either to prevent him or them from so doing, or to recover damages or other dues for such violation.


SECOND: Any invalidation of any one of these covenants by judg�ment or Court order shall in no wise affect any of the other provisions which shall remain in full force and effect.


THIRD: Except the areas designated on the recorded plat as "Reserved" and "Recreation Area" and as otherwise noted on the recorded plat and herein, all lots in the hereinabove described property shall be known and described as residential lots and used for residential purposes only.


FOURTH: No dwelling shall be erected, altered, placed or per�mitted to remain on any residential building plot other than one detached single family dwelling not to exceed two and one‑half stories in height, and a private garage. Provided, however, servant's quarters over or connected with the garage or in the family dwelling, shall not be a violation of this provision.


FIFTH: No one‑family dwelling or garage or other outbuilding shall be located on any residential building plot nearer than 50 feet to the front lot line, nor nearer than 30 feet to any side street line, nor nearer than 10 feet to any side lot line. The side line restrictions shall net apply to a garage or other outbuilding located in the rear portion of a lot except that on corner lots no detached garage or other outbuilding shall be permitted nearer than 20 feet to the said side street line.


SIXTH: All persons now or hereafter bound hereby shall house any commercial vehicle regularly used by them and shall refrain from parking same on the streets of this subdivision.


SEVENTH: Each of the aforesaid lots of land is hereby made subject to that utility easement for underground electric and telephone service from the underground electric and telephone service from the undersigned to Carolina Power and Light Company and Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company.


EIGHTH: No animals, poultry or other livestock shall be kept or raised on any of said lots, but this covenant shall not be deemed as prohibiting the keeping of cats and dogs as household pets, so long as they constitute no annoyance to other lot owners.


NINTH: No noxious or offensive trade or activity shall be carried-on upon any lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or become a nuisance or annoyance to the neighborhood, nor shall any such condition be permitted to exist.


TENTH: No trailer, tent, shack, garage, barn or other outbuilding erected in the tract shall at any time be used as a residence, temporarily or permanently, nor shall any structure of a temporary character be used as a residence.


ELEVENTH: No dwelling shall be permitted on any lot in the subdivision unless the floor area thereof shall be not less than fourteen hundred (1400) square feet, excluding garages, porches or basement.


TWELFTH: That before the erection or construction of any buildings or structures on the said property, the plans and specifications thereof showing the kind of materials to be used in such construction, the color scheme of the outside of such structure, together with the plot plan and specifications of the location of said buildings or structures, including all garages, terraces, fences and walls and the location of all driveways and walkways, shall be first submitted to and approved in writing by the undersigned or their nominee, and that no change or alterations in the same shall be made without first obtaining the written consent of said party to such change or alteration.


THIRTEENTH: No billboard, outdoor advertising display or any other sign shall be constructed, used or placed on any lot except that a "For sale" or "For Rent" sign no larger than two (2) feet by two (2) feet may be placed on any lot.


FOURTEENTH: The owner of the real property consisting of this subdivision reserves the right to subject such real property to a contract with Carolina Power and Light Company for the installation of underground electric facilities for service to buildings. This contract may require an initial payment and/or a continuing monthly payment to Carolina Power and Light Company by the purchaser of any lot or lots or his tenant. The continuing monthly payment may be terminated. at any time upon payment of a one‑time charge subject to the then applicable regulations approved by the state regulatory authority. The subdivision property may also be subjected to a contract with Carolina Power and Light Company for the providing of street lighting service which requires a continuing monthly payment.