National Trust of Guyana

Monument Type: Region 3 (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara)

Boerasirie Bridge

Location: Zeelugt, East Bank EssequiboClassification: Civil InfrastructurePeriod/ Year Built: Mid-20th century Historical Background / Description:The remnant of the Boerasirie Railway Bridge is located on the East Bank of Essequibo in the community of Zeelugt. This bridge which spans the Boerasirie River was one of many railway bridges built during the period when Guyana’s second railway …

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James McFarlene Corry Monument

Location: Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara Classification: Commemorative Monument Period/ Year Built: 2016 Historical Background / Description: James McFarlane Corry, a revolutionary 19th/20th century British Guiana leader, was regarded as the ‘Father of Local Government’ by many historians for the role he played in the establishment of the countrywide Village Chairmen’s Conference. This conference paved …

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Vreed-en-Hoop Seawall and Groyne

Location: Vreed¬-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara Classification: Civil Infrastructure Period/ Year Built: 19th century Historical Background / Description: The Vreed-en-Hoop Seawall and Groyne is located in the vicinity of the area informally known as Plastic City. The structure which was constructed in the 19th century was built of stone and concrete. The wall is approximately 1.5 …

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St. Swithin’s Anglican Church

Location: Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: Established 1827, rebuilt 1985 Historical Background / Description: St. Swithin’s Anglican Church is located along the Vreed-en-Hoop Public Road, on the West Coast of Demerara. The church was established in 1827, during this period there was no other church established between Plantation Schoon-Ord on the …

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Versailles Shivala

Location: Versailles, West Bank Demerara Classification: Religious Period/ Year Built: Early 20th century Historical Background / Description: The Versailles Shivala is one of the oldest Hindu Shivalas in the country. The Shivala is located in the community of Versailles on the West Bank of Demerara within the compound of the Versailles Hindu Temple. During the …

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Bagotville Memorial Monument

Location: Bagotville, West Bank Demerara Classification: Commemorative Monument Period/ Year Built: Unknown Historical Background / Description: The Bagotville Memorial Monument is located in the West Bank Demerara community of Bagotville. It was erected in honour of Mr. Jake Croker. Croker, born in 1914, was a popular folklorist, nationalist and founder of the Bagotville Cultural Circle …

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Joe Vieira Park

Location: Meer Zorgen, West Bank Demerara Classification: Civil Landscape Period/ Year Built: 1982 Historical Background / Description: Joe Vieira Park is located in the community of Meer Zorgen, some 4 kilometres (2.48 miles) away from Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara and approximately 5 kilometres (3 miles) away from Georgetown. The location was designated a park on …

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Lake Capoey

Location: Capoey, Essequibo Coast Classification: Natural Site Period/ Year Built: Not Applicable Historical Background / Description: Lake Capoey is located in the Amerindian settlement of Capoey. The village is situated behind the town of Anna Regina, the communities of Affiance and Taymouth Manor in the savannah region. The 9.3 square kilometres (2,299 acres) village was …

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Boerasire Railway Bridge

The remnant of the Boerasire Railway Bridge is located on the East Bank of Essequibo within the vicinity of the Zeelugt community. It was one of many railway bridges built during the period when Guyana’s second railway line from Vreed-en-Hoop to Parika was being developed.

Chinese Immigration Monument

Location: Windsor Forest, West Coast Demerara Classification: Commemorative Monument Period/ Year Built:1986 Historical Background / Description: With slavery coming to an end throughout British colonies, planters began to grow weary of the mass exodus of slaves that were expected on the various plantations. Portuguese from Madeira and East Indians from India were brought to British …

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