St. Andrew Heritage Sites

Welcome to the JNHT St. Andrew Heritage Sites.

  • Half Way Tree Court House - During the Second World War, the building was occupied by Imperial Censors,and was also the venue for the Second Junior Centre by the Institute of Jamaica
  • Jewish Cemetery - at 1 Hunt's Bay, is an important landmark in the history of Jamaica as it is the oldest denominational cemetery
  • Church of the Good Shepherd - has its origins in a mission school for the East Indians of the area
  • Historic Half Way Tree Court House - was built in 1807 and was approved by the Parish Vestry Committee
  • Admiral Mountain Great House - in 1780 was the property and residence of Admiral Peter and Lady Parker.
  • Cherry Garden Great House - The Cherry Garden property was originally a sugar estate.
  • Mona Great House - is of Jamaican Georgian architecture with thirteen rooms.
  • Jamaica College Buildings - In 1902 a law was passed for the amalgamation of the Jamaica High School and the University College under the name of Jamaica College, by which it is still known.
  • Mico College Buildings - established as a result of funds bequeathed by Lady Mico in 1690 to her nephew Samuel, on condition that he marry one of his cousins.
  • Shortwood Teachers' College - began operations on September 28, 1885.
  • Plumb Point Lighthouse - built in 1853 eleven years after the construction of the Morant point Lighthouse.
  • 24 Tucker Avenue - former residence of the late Sir Alexander Bustamante.
  • Regardless - built by A.D. Scott around 1962. Edna Manley also speaks of life at "Regardless".
  • Bob Marley Museum - former residence of the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley.
  • Craighton House - named after its first owner, George Craighton.
  • Devon House - a fine example of nineteenth (19th) century domestic architecture in Jamaica.
  • Oakton House - at one time it was an exclusive school and as a guesthouse in the 1920s.
  • Lillian's Restaurant & the Ruins of Three Concrete Silos - stands as a charming bungalow, built around 1912
  • New Castle Training Depot - founded in 1841 by Major General Sir William Maynard Gomm.
  • Blue Mountains - Blue Mountain Peak is the highest point in Jamaica at 2255.8metres (7402 feet).
  • Cinchona Botanical Garden - Established in 1868, Cinchona is the only garden of its type in the Caribbean.
  • Clydesdale National Forest Park - This location was once a coffee works.
  • Hollywell National Park - Located in the hills of St. Andrew about four thousand (4000) ft. above sea level.
  • Hope Botanical Garden - In 1881, 200 acres of Hope Estate was purchased by the Government to establish an experimental garden.
  • Long Mountain - dates back to the 18th Century and was a part of the Mona Estate
  • Papine-Mona Aqueduct - a fine example of civil engineering in 18th Century Jamaica.
  • Hope Aqueduct -Was used to take sufficient quantity of water for turning mills for grinding sugar, out of the Hope River and is still used today by the Water Commission.
  • Long Lane Aqueduct -  Built to enable then Constant Spring estate owner,Daniel Moore,to bring water to his estate from the Wag Water River. Today it is still used in supplying water to the city.
  • St Andrew Parish Church - The St. Andrew Parish Church was founded in 1664 and is one of the oldest churches in the country.
  • The Jamaica Free Baptist Church -  It is a relic of a politico-religious nationalist, and represents the confluence of European influences and Jamaican architectural pragmatism.

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COURTHOUSES

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HISTORIC SCHOOLS

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