Historic Districts

Clocktower SitesHistoric districts usually have group value, particularly where buildings taken as a whole make up an important architectural and historical unit. The Jamaica National Heritage Trust has to date designated five historic districts, namely, Spanish Town, Falmouth, Titchfield Peninsula, Black River and Port Royal and the Palisadoes.

  • Black River - All those parts and parcels of land situated along both sides of High Street
  • Falmouth - Commencing at a point on the Western boundary of Upper Harbour Street
  • Port Royal - All that area of land and structures thereon known as part of Harbour Head Pen, the Palisadoes
  • Spanish Town - Spanish Town, built by the Spanish after Sevilla Nueva (New Seville) was abandoned
  • Titchfield Peninsula - All those parcels of land and structures situated in the area known as the Titchfield


Ever since the capture of Jamaica by the English from the Spanish in 1655, the need for fortification became immediate because of the...



The Morant Bay Courthouse, which was destroyed by fire on Monday, February 19, 2007, is an important part of St. Thomas's history.



Built in 1885 of masonry and timber, the Simms building exhibits a combination of Gothic and Georgian features; the projecting...