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Singapore Cathedral, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 1/3

Scope and Contents

264 x 209 mm (mounted on card). A view looking N.W. [i.e. north-west] across the Padang towards St Andrew's Cathedral. St Andrew's replaced Singapore's first church (built 1834-1838) and was designed by Colonel Macpherson, the Executive Engineer. The foundation stone was laid in March 1856 and the church, built by convicts under the supervision of J.F.A. McNair, was completed by the end of 1860. It was opened for use in October 1861 and consecrated in January 1962 [sic]. A tower had been intended in the original plans, but the light foundations dictated a steeple. (McNair, 1899, p. 97-101) and (Buckley, p. 292-299). Photograph probably by G.R. Lambert and Co.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart from some fading at edges.

Existence and Location of Copies

Duplicate at BAM 8/40.


J.F.A. McNair, ‘Prisoners their own warders: a record of the convict prison at Singapore….together with a cursory history of the convict establishments at Bencoolen, Penang and Malacca from the year 1797’, (London, 1899) and Charles Buckley, ‘An anecdotal history of old times in Singapore’, (Singapore, 1902).



Date information

DateText: [1880s ?].


G R Lambert and Co (?)

Finding aid date

2002-04-04 15:06:11+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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