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Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Colombo: Photo 11

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Not your typical church: St. Peter's, which stands at the harbor side next to the Grand Oriental Hotel, was the home of the Dutch governors and later served as the Government House of the first British governor, Frederick North.  The British attended service at the Wolfendahl Church until 1804, when this move to this building and made it the Fort Church.  In 1821, it was consecrated as St. Peter's.  In Tombstones and Monuments in Ceylon (1913), the indefatigable J. Penry Lewis suggests that the portico and verandas were British additions to the original building.

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