Roseau, Saint George, Dominica
1820 A permanent Anglican church was constructed on current site.
British government funded the construction of the church for £6,500.
It was built in the style of the Regency period which consists of a square, solid stone structure with long windows and three hip roofs point east to west.
1902 The size and style of the building changed when it was extended due to a sudden influx of British settlers.
1979 The church was severely damaged by Hurricane David on Aug. 29th. It was eventually rebuilt.
2017 The roof of the church was destroyed again by Hurricane Maria on September 18th.
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The Anglican cemetery still holds the oldest tombstones and inscriptions on the island. The cemetery itself is situated half a mile from the church to the south at the beginning of Newtown
The Celtic Cross reads “In loving memory of William Potts Rees Williams, born in North Wales 29th Sept. 1853 and entered into rest 19th June 1910. For 29 years medical officer in Dominica.”
The Anglican Church per-1902.
Erected by Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features. A significant historical date for this entry is June 19, 1910.
Location. 15° 17.766′ N, 61° 23.17′ W. Marker is in Roseau, Saint George. Marker is at the intersection of Victoria Street and Turkey Lane, on the right when traveling west on Victoria Street. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Glory to the French from Dominica (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Library of Roseau (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Methodist Church (about 150 meters away); Roseau Bayfront (about 150 meters away); Roseau Cathedral (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named Roseau Bayfront (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); David the Goliath (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseau.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 5. submitted on June 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 6. submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.