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Old St. Andrew's Church

Old St. Andrew's Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Old St. Andrew's Church

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2007

Plaque Location

The County of Northumberland
The Township of Cramahe
In Colborne, on Victory Lane just north of King Street East

Coordinates: N 44 00.368 W 77 53.183


Plaque Text

This church, built from local stone, was begun in 1830 on land acquired by the Presbyterian congregation from Joseph A. Keeler, a prominent local merchant. It was designed by Archibald Fraser, a Scottish architect-builder, in a plain and classically proportioned Georgian style and, upon completion in 1833, services were held under the direction of the Reverend Matthew Miller. Later in the century the interior was recast and a new roof featuring projecting eaves supported by paired brackets was added giving the building a decidedly Italianate character. In 1910-11 the original tower was heightened, a belfry constructed and a hall housing the Sunday School erected at the rear. Little altered since then, St. Andrews remains one of the oldest surviving Presbyterian churches in Ontario.


Cramahe Plaques

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