St. Andrew’s Church

Address:
No. 15, Brabourne Road
B.B.D Bagh North
Kolkata
West Bengal 700001.
To visit these sites of St John’s Church first reach to Dalhousie Mini Bus Stand and from there a short walk to St. Andrew’s Church.

It is located in the middle of the busy street of Dalhousie Street adjacent to Writer’s Building. I knew about this church from Rangan Dutta’s blog . St Andrew’s Church was established during the time of British Government of India for the Scottish community who came to Kolkata for the trade.

The foundation stone of St Andrew’s Church was laid on 30th November 1815 by Marquess of Hastings. Marquess of Hastings was a honorable designation in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 6 December 1816 for Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira. St Andrew’s Church was opened to the Scottish community of Kolkata on March 8, 1818.

It was 1835, when the clock of St Andrews built-in to the spire. Entire architecture of this Scottish kirk was designed by M/s Burn, Currie & Co.

The place where St Andrew’s Church was erected was the site of Old Court House. In the era of British East India Company, the Old Court House was demolished. That happened in 1792, after the Battle of Bauxar that occurred between British East India Company and Mir Kasim. The street just in front of the St Andrew’s Church is known as the Old Court House Street.

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