All Saints Church, Galle Fort, Sri Lanka


Situated within the Galle Fort, which was declared as a "WORLD HERITAGE SITE" in 1988 by UNESCO


Design of All Saints Church, Galle Fort
The initial design of the proposed All Saints Church, Galle Fort, was prepared by Mr. R.C. Carpenter. It was later modified by Rev. Broke Bailey to suit local conditions. Mr. Carpenter also designed the Cathedral in Colombo.
 
Design of the All Saints Church, Galle Fort, was by Mr. R.C. Carpenter of the United Kingdom

Other designs by Mr. R.C. Carpenter St Laurence's Church, Hawkhurst, Kent
St Laurence's Church, Hawkhurst, Kent

St Peter and St Paul's Church, Algarkirk, Lincolnshire
St Peter and St Paul's Church, Algarkirk, Lincolnshire

Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, West Sussex
Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, West Sussex

Richard Cromwell Carpenter (21 October 1812 27 March 1855) was an English architect.

He is chiefly remembered as an ecclesiastical and tractarian architect working in the Gothic style

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Architect
The Architect of the Public Works Department, Mr. J. G. Smither became the architect for the All Saints Church, Galle Fort.

He was entrusted with the task of designing the plans and estimating the costs.



Mr. J.G. Smither was the architect who designed the Colombo Museum.


The Architect of the Public Works Department, J. G. Smither was able to prepare the plans for new structure on Italian Architectural style.

The construction was completed in 1876 and the Museum commenced it functions in the following year.


St Peter and St Paul's Church, Algarkirk, Lincolnshire

Colombo Museum Building

Architecture
The Architecture of the All Saints Church, Galle Fort is the finest specimen of an English Church in 13th century architecture in Ceylon.

The stone Gothic Church, All Saints Church, Galle Fort, was built under the inspiration and guidance of scholar and poet Archdeacon, G.J. Shrader, perhaps the most beautiful Church in Ceylon.

The Church is not a mere work of stone but local kabuk has been utilised for the building.



All Saints Church, Galle Fort

All Saints Church, Galle Fort

All Saints Church, Galle Fort

 

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