Portland Heritage Sites

Welcome to the JNHT Portland Heritage Sites.

  • Portland Parish Church - (Christ Church) is built on land indentured on 3rd September, 1836
  • St. George's Anglican - once the Parish Church of the former parish of St. George.
  • Port Antonio Court House - was erected in 1895 on the direction of the Colonial Secretary.
  • Fort George - situated on the Titchfield Peninsula in the town of Port Antonio
  • Seaman's Valley - property has on it the ruins of the great house, and the 1st European cemetery in this area
  • Titchfield Peninsula - the 1st place to be settled by the English, known as the oldest settlement of the town.
  • Folly Point Lighthouse - built in 1888, the Tower is constructed of masonry and is fire proof.
  • DeMontevin lodge - an eclectic mix of the Victorian architectural style
  • Orange Bay Railway Station - demonstrates Jamaica/Georgian features.
  • Moore Town - today governed by a Colonel, a Maroon given the honorary title earned by his ancestors
  • Nanny Town - named after Nanny, the great Maroon leader who brought the Maroons many of their victories during the first Maroon war.

 

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FORTS

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

 

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COURTHOUSES

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

 

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HISTORIC SCHOOLS

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