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Exterior views of St. George's Cathedral, Georgetown.

Although the full history of St. George's Church, later Cathedral, began some time before this date, it was in 1877, that Mr Arthur Blomfield, later Sir Arthur Blomfield (1829–99), produced the first plans for a building in stone with a central tower and two western towers; but these were rejected because of the weight and the expense. Finally, in 1888 Sir Arthur's drawings for a wooden Cathedral were accepted. The Cathedral was to be sited on an oval, strategically situated so that it could be seen from all directions. Blomfield's new design kept many of the salient features of his first plan. It was in the Gothic style of architecture, complete with flying buttresses, but it also had a tropical flavour, ensuring light and air. However, it was to be in timber and the committee emphasised that "woods of the country and no others were to to be used", although in fact pitchpine was imported from North America for the ceilings. The Foundation Stone of the new St George's Cathedral was laid on 21st November, 1889. On 8th November 1894, the Cathedral, was consecrated by Bishop W.P. Swaby, second Bishop of Guiana.

St George's Cathedral, Georgetown (7)
St George's Cathedral, Georgetown (7).

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St George's Cathedral, Georgetown (10).
St George's Cathedral, Georgetown (10).

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St George's Cathedral, Georgetown (13)
St George's Cathedral, Georgetown (13).

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St George's Cathedral Georgetown (14).

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St George's Cathedral Georgetown (16).

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St George's Cathedral Georgetown (27)
St George's Cathedral Georgetown (27).

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St George's Cathedral Georgetown (30).

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St George's Cathedral Georgetown (31).

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St. George's Cathedral Georgetown (24).

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