St. Elizabeth Heritage Sites

Welcome to the JNHT St. Elizabeth Heritage Sites..

  • Pedro Bank - found within the coordinates:Longitude 78° 20' 00" West and 77° 20' 00" West and Latitude 16° 45' 00" North and 17° 10' 00" North
  • Lacovia Tombstones - erected in memory of Thomas J Spencer and another who died in 1738
  • St. Elizabeth Parish Church - The original building was built around 1700
  • Black River Court House - a fine appearance from the sea and at once attracts the attention of visitors.
  • Black River - The exact date of its establishment is not known but John Sellers' 1685 map of Jamaica identified its existence.
  • Hampton School - has its origins in the Munro and Dickenson Trust.
  • Lovers' Leap Lighthouse - stands at approximately 1600 feet above sea level and is powered by three different power sources
  • Black River Spa - one of the more popular spas in the island up until the 1930s.
  • Bamboo Avenue - approximately 2 1/2 miles long with the tall bamboo forming a canopy over it.
  • Golmont View House - destroyed by fire in 2004.
  • Lovers' Leap - consists of a cliff with a drop of approximately 1,600 feet.
  • Independence Park - host horticultural and stage shows
  • Appleton Railway Station - constructed around 1894, a two storey Jamaica/Georgian timber structure.
  • Balaclava Railway Station - erected around 1892, a Jamaica/Georgian two storey building
  • Accompong - The town was founded in 1739 when land was given to the Maroons as part of a Peace Treaty with the British.
  • Munro College- site of the final pitched battle between British and Spanish forces to determine
  • Invercauld - Located on Black River’s seaside High Street as a fine example of late Jamaican Georgian architecture.

 

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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...