National Trust of Guyana

Monument Type: Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni)

Independence Arch (Bartica)

Location: Bartica, Essequibo  Classification: Commemorative Monument  Period/ Year Built: Circa 1990  Historical Background / Description:  Bartica Independence Arch is located on Third Street within the vicinity of the Transports and Harbours Wharf. It was erected circa 1990 and designed by Mr. John Rafferly. The monument at the shoulders consists of a pointed arch that rises …

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Cenotaph (Bartica)

Location: Bartica, Essequibo  Classification: Commemorative Monument  Period/ Year Built: Unknown, rededicated 2016  Historical Background / Description:  The Cenotaph is located at the intersection of First Avenue and Third Street, Bartica. The monument was re-dedicated in 2016 by President David Granger and Bartica’s First Mayor, Mr. Gifford Marshall, to celebrate the municipality achieving its township status.

Bandstand (Bartica)

Location: Bartica, Essequibo  Classification: Recreational  Period/ Year Built: 1957  Historical Background / Description:  The Bartica Bandstand is located on First Avenue, Bartica. It was declared opened on October 26, 1957, by Village Chairman Mr. J.E. Humphrey and Village Elder Mr. Edmond Chase. The structure was built by community contractor Mr. Da Costa Gilkes. A small …

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Bartica Centenary Monument

Location: Bartica, Essequibo  Classification: Commemorative Monument  Period/ Year Built: 1987  Historical Background / Description:  The Bartica Centenary Monument is located on First Avenue, Bartica within close vicinity of the Bartica Bandstand and the Monument of Hope. It was unveiled in commemoration of the centenary anniversary of the community by Senior Minister of Regional Development, Mr. …

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Monument of Hope

Location: Bartica, Essequibo  Classification: Commemorative Monument  Period/ Year Built: 2012  Historical Background / Description: The Monument of Hope is located on First Avenue, Bartica. It was unveiled on December 13, 2010, in honour of the 10 men and 2 police officers who lost their lives when gunmen on February 17, 2008, opened fire on the …

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Mazaruni Prison Complex

Location: Mazaruni River, Essequibo  Classification: Community  Period/ Year Built: 1842-1843  Historical Background / Description:  The Mazaruni Prison Complex is located on the left bank of the Mazaruni River close to where it branches off from the Essequibo River. The prison serves as the custodial home for male prisoners convicted with long penal sentences. The penitentiary, …

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Groete Creek Tombs

Location: Groete Creek, Essequibo  Classification: Funerary Structures  Period/ Year Built: 1760s  Historical Background / Description:  The Groete Creek tombs are two well preserved Dutch tombs located along Groete River, a tributary of the Essequibo River, situated some 24 kilometres (15 miles) north from the town of Bartica. The tombs are those of Cornelius Boter, owner …

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Fort Kyk-Over-Al

Location: Mazaruni, Essequibo& Cuyuni Rivers, Essequibo  Classification: Historic Site (Military)  Period/ Year Built: Circa 1616  Historical Background / Description:  Fort Kyk-Over-Al is located on an island of the same name in the Mazaruni River, near its confluence with the Cuyuni River. The island, or more accurately the islet, is approximately 6,070 square metres (1.5 acres). …

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