St. Peter's Church (Alley)

St Peter's Church Alley
St. Peter's Church

Parish: Clarendon


St. Mary's Anglican Church is situated on the Montpelier Estate, which dates back to the days of slavery. The cornerstone of the church is dated 1847. The church is a beautiful structure made of cut stone, and a pronounced pointed arch stone architrave defines the entrance. Along the sides of the building are pointed arch windows, which are indicative of Gothic architecture. At the rear of the structure is an outstanding multi-partite pointed arch window. The site on which the St. Mary's Anglican Church now stands was the scene of a noted slave uprising. Old Montpelier was one of the estates burnt by slaves during the great slave rebellion in the western Parishes of Jamaica between 1831-1832.

 


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