National Trust of Guyana

Monument Type: Region 5 (Mahaica-Berbice)

Hopetown

Location: Hopetown, West Coast, Berbice  Classification: Historic Settlement  Period/ Year Built: Established circa 1840  Historical Background / Description:  Hopetown, located on the West Coast of Berbice is located 89 kilometres (55.27 miles) from Georgetown. The village was established by 109 former slaves circa 1840. They paid $2,000.00 for the E half of Plantation Perseverance containing …

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Shiv Temple

Location: Woodley Park, West Coast Berbice  Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: Late 19th century  Historical Background / Description:  The Shiv Temple (Mandir) is located in the No. 11 Village, also known as Woodley Park on the West Coast of Berbice. This edifice is one of the oldest Hindu temples in the country. It may have …

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St. Michael’s Anglican Church

Location: Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice  Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: Established 1837, rehabilitated circa 1990  Historical Background / Description:  St. Michael’s Anglican Church is located in the community of Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice. The church was established in 1837 and was located in Fort Wellington when it served as a British outpost. The …

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St. Jude’s Anglican Church & Lichfield Centenary Monument

Location: Lichfield, West Coast Berbice  Classification: Religious & Commemorative Monument  Period/ Year Built: Church rebuilt 1980s, Monument built 1940  Historical Background / Description:  St. Jude’s Anglican Church is located in the community of Lichfield, on the West Coast of Berbice. The area now known as Lichfield was a plantation bought by former slave, Mr. Cudjoe …

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St. Alban’s Anglican Church

Location: Belladrum, West Coast Berbice  Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: Established 1838  Historical Background / Description:  St. Alban’s Anglican Church is located in the community of Belladrum along the Georgetown-Rosignol Highway, West Coast Berbice. It was established in 1838 and was opened for service on December 26, 1838, during the Feast of St. Stephen. The …

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Abary Bridge

Location: Adventure, West Coast Berbice  Classification: Civil Infrastructure  Period/ Year Built: 1961  Historical Background / Description:  Located along the main access road in Region 5, is the Abary Bridge which crosses a portion of the Abary River and is within close proximity to the Abary Village. Initially the bridge was built as a part of …

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