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Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
 

Hastings

Historic Bridgetown & Its Garrison

 
 
Hastings Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
1. Hastings Marker
Inscription.  

Hastings
Barbados

You Are Entering A UNESCO World Heritage Property

Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison exhibits an important interchange of human values in the diversity of African, European and other ethnicities, and the confluence of cultural practices of free and enslaved persons who created a hybridised culture and creolised architecture, over the span of almost three centuries. Its transformation from a 'medieval' port town to the mainstay of trade-based English expansion and defense in the Americas, bears exceptional testimony to the adaptation of African craftsmanship and the projection of British imperial power, exemplified in its serpentine street layout, enduring urban fabric, innovative Screw Dock and the finest brick garrison complex constructed in the Atlantic World

Signage sponsored by the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc.
Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2011
 
Erected by Barbados Tourism Investment Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific
Hastings Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
2. Hastings Marker
The marker can be seen to the right with the European Delegation to Barbados building in the background.
and Cultural Organization marker series.
 
Location. 13° 4.624′ N, 59° 36.194′ W. Marker is in Bridgetown, Saint Michael. Marker is on Hastings Main Road west of Harts Gap, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgetown, Saint Michael BB14038, Barbados. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barbados Independence Monument (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Saint Matthias Anglican Church (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Main Guard (approx. half a kilometer away); Royal Artillery Barracks (approx. half a kilometer away); Engineer’s Office & Quarters (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Monument to Those Lost in the 1831 Hurricane (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Commissariat for the British Commission (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Commonwealth War Graves (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgetown.
 
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A view of some of the buildings in the Barbados Garrison, mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
3. A view of some of the buildings in the Barbados Garrison, mentioned in the marker text
This view is a few hundred meters west of the marker, looking towards the east at the Garrison buildings.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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