National Trust of Guyana

Monument Type: Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne)

Skeldon Sugar Estate Great House

Location: Skeldon, Corentyne, BerbiceClassification: ResidentialPeriod/ Year Built: Circa 1910 Historical Background / Description:The Skeldon Sugar Estate is located approximately 74 kilometres (45.95 miles) east of the town of New Amsterdam, Berbice. The two-storey suspended timber and shingle structure plantation Great House was built circa 1910. The external walls of the second floor are covered with …

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Jagans’ Memorial Monument

Location: Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice  Classification: Funerary Structure  Period/ Year Built: 1997 & 2009  Historical Background / Description:  The Jagans’ Memorial Monument also referred to as the Cheddi and Janet Jagan Mausoleum Complex is located in the Babu Jan (John) cemetery. The cemetery is located in Port Mourant, Corentyne, approximately 22.5 kilometres (13.97 miles) from …

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Rose Hall Town Monument

Location: Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice  Classification: Commemorative Monument  Period/ Year Built: Mid-late 20th century  Historical Background / Description:  The Rose Hall Monument is located on the Rose Hall Town Main Road opposite of the Rose Hall Town Independence Arch. The monument is an honorary tablet erected in recognition of the former slaves who bought …

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Independence Arch (Rose Hall)

Location: Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, BerbiceClassification: Commemorative MonumentPeriod/ Year Built: Mid-late 20th century Historical Background / Description:The Independence Arch is located on Rose Hall Town Main Road within close vicinity of the market. The oval shaped arch was unveiled in recognition of Guyana attaining its Independence status in 1966. The phrase “Independence 1966” is affixed …

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Berbice River Bridge

Location: Eastern & Western Banks of BerbiceClassification: Civil Infrastructure Period/ Year Built: 2008 Historical Background / Description:The Berbice River Bridge stretches across the Berbice River connecting the western bank of Berbice at D’Edward Village in Region five with its eastern bank at Crab Island in Region six. The completed structure was declared opened on December …

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Berbice High School

Location: New Amsterdam, Berbice  Classification: Educational  Period/ Year Built: Established 1916  Historical Background / Description:  Berbice High School, located at the junction of North and Princess Elizabeth Roads, was established in 1916, by the Canadian Presbyterian Church. The school which was initially an all-boys institution stationed on the lower floor of Reverend James Amos Scrimgeour’s …

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Fort Canje Mandir/Temple

Location: New Amsterdam, Berbice  Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: Early 20th century Historical Background / Description:  The Dharm Shala is a humanitarian organisation which was established on April 21, 1921, by Pandit Ramsaroop Maraj who was a descendant of indentured servants. The temple was built by the Dharm Shala in the early 20th century and …

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Church of Ascension

Location: New Amsterdam, Berbice  Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: Circa 1844  Historical Background / Description:  The Church of Ascension is located at Lot 20 Main and Pope Streets, New Amsterdam. Prior to 1836, the town (New Amsterdam) had no Catholic churches and a committee was appointed to raise funds for a church for the Catholics …

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Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Location: New Amsterdam, Berbice  Classification: Religious Period/ Year Built: Established circa 1742, present building built circa 1964  Historical Background / Description:  The Ebenezer Lutheran Church is the oldest established religious Institution in Guyana and one of the oldest church bodies in South America. Some historians believed that Lutherans from the nearby Dutch Colony Surinam (now …

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All Saints Anglican Church

Location: New Amsterdam, Berbice  Classification: Religious  Period/ Year Built: Completed 1837, consecrated 1839  Historical Background / Description:  All Saints’ Anglican Church is located at the corner of Main and Trinity Streets, New Amsterdam. The Anglicans (known then as the Church of England) can be traced back to 1811 in the colony of Berbice. They shared …

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