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Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
 

The Main Guard

Barbados Garrison

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

The Main Guard
Built in 1804
Still known today as The Main Guard

At the central point of the Garrison, this building was also used for courts martial, with prisoners held in the guard house at rear. Sold into private hands in 1906, it became the private Savannah Club until its purchase by the Government in 1989.
 
Location. 13° 4.815′ N, 59° 36.409′ W. Marker is in Bridgetown, Saint Michael. Marker is on Garrison Road just north of Hastings Main Road (Route H7), on the left when traveling north. 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. Royal Artillery Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Those Lost in the 1831 Hurricane (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Barbados Independence Monument (about 150 meters away); Engineer’s Office & Quarters (about 150 meters away); Commissariat for the British Commission (about 150 meters away); Commonwealth War Graves
The Main Guard and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
2. The Main Guard and Marker
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Barbados Military Cemetery (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Errol Walton Barrow (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgetown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
Additional Main Guard signage image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
3. Additional Main Guard signage
The Main Guard
Office of the Garrison Secretary
Headquarters for:
Barbados Legion
Barbados Poppy League
Barbados Military Cemetery Association
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Barbados Officers Association
A dedication plaque for the 2003 restoration of The Main Guard's iconic tower image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
4. A dedication plaque for the 2003 restoration of The Main Guard's iconic tower
Collection of colonial-era cannon in front of The Main Guard image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 27, 2019
5. Collection of colonial-era cannon in front of The Main Guard
 
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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 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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