Case Studies

Heritage at Risk Case Studies

Flooded - view of bell tower and walls of the Anglican church (Oct 2011)

In this section you will find a mixture of case studies on sites that are at risk and so appear on the 2012 Heritage at Risk Register and sites that are well managed and have either been removed from the register or have been assessed as not at risk.

The case studies are listed by asset type as follows: Buildings at Risk, Places of Worship, Scheduled Monuments, Registered Parks and Gardens, Protected Ship Wreck Sites, Conservation Areas and also by region.

Title Category
National Library / Archives
Housed in an old building right on the ancient strip of the Carenage of the oldest town Saint George on the island.  Holding most of Grenada’s most important but least-appreciated historic, French and English manuscripts. The National Library / Archives contains many of these important scheduled documents.
Region: Saint George’s Asset Type: Scheduled Monuments Risk Type: at Risk
National Museum
The Grenada National Museum, on the street behind the National Library a block from the Carenage, is built on the foundation of a French army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The National Museum, though small, contains all the islands most important artifacts.
Region: Saint George’s Asset Type: Scheduled Monuments Risk Type: at Risk
Methodist Church
Methodist Church scheduled monument, constructed in 1820, is the oldest remaining original church building was occupied by travellers who set up camp with lightweight tipis and benders. The travellers also lit fires, dug pits and created latrines, putting the scheduled monument at risk.
Region: Saint George’s Asset Type: Scheduled Monuments Risk Type: at Risk
Anglican Church
On the site or the original French Catholic church of 1690, a pink-stucco stone building dating from 1825, St. George’s Anglican Church has some intricate stained glass and interesting memorial plaques. One of the tallest church towers in Saint George’s at around 125 feet. Extensively damaged in hurricane Ivan of 2004 it is still in urgent need of repairs including extensive repointing, rebuilding in places and replacement of much of the weathered stone.
Region: Saint George’s Asset Type: Places of Worship Risk Type: at Risk
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, completed in 1833, is known as Scots’ Kirk is a Grade I listed church designed by Sir John Soane. Extensively damaged in hurricane Ivan of 2004.
Region: Saint George’s Asset Type: Places of Worship Risk Type: at Risk
Roman Catholic Cathedral
The Roman Catholic Cathedral, built in 1884, boasts a tower that dates from 1818; its statues and stained-glass windows are fine examples of colonial artwork, this Grade I church is a timber framed black and white building, one of only 1 of its type remaining in Grenada and the Grenadines. Extensively damaged in hurricane Ivan of 2004.
Region: Saint George’s Asset Type: Places of Worship Risk Type: at Risk
Santa Maria Hotel
Although dating from 1948 the Santa Maria Hotel (as it was) stands on the sight of 17th century French Great Fort. Devastating mortar-fire and bombed in October 1983 caused significant damage to this modern historic building.
Region: East of Grenada Asset Type: Buildings at Risk Risk Type: at Risk
St George Hill Fort
Fort Frederick, completed by the British in 1791, soon after they took control of the island.  The site includes a well-preserved late 16th century hill fort, with stone palisade, an early boulder-built walls and a ditch. The site dating back to the time of the American War of 1790’s.
Region: Saint George’s Asset Type: Scheduled Monuments Risk Type: at Risk
Botanical Gardens
East of St. George’s are The Botanical Gardens and Bay Gardens. Both attractions offer opportunities to examine various species of plants, including just about every flower, shrub, fruit, vegetable, spice and tree native to Grenada.  The Grade II* registered Botanical Gardens was laid out to the designs of Humphry Repton in the early 1800s. The Grade I listed mansion which sits in the heart of the landscape was designed by John Nash.
Region: Saint George’s Asset Type: Registered Parks & Gardens Risk Type: at Risk
Sendall Tunnel Area
Sendall Tunnel, a feat of engineering when it was completed in 1895. The 12-foot-tall, 340-foot-long tunnel was excavated to join the two sides of the capital St. George’s, which are separated by a high ridge.
Region: Saint George’s Asset Type: Conservation Areas Risk Type: Not at Risk
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