St. James Heritage Sites

Welcome to the JNHT St. James Heritage Sites.

  • Flagstaff - Site of a small Maroon community and features considerably in the Maroons Wars which begun in 1795
  • Salter's Hill Baptist - Voluntarily constructed by enslaved Africans in 1825
  • St. James Parish Church - was built between 1775 and 1782.
  • St. Mary's Anglican - situated on the Montpelier Estate, which dates back to the days of slavery.
  • Historic Court House (Mobay) - Built in or around 1774, an important monument in St. James' history.
  • Fort Montego - It housed four 12 pounder guns and five smaller guns.
  • Goodwill - established after the abolition of slavery and in 1840 it was still in its infancy.
  • Greenwood Great House - built in 1790 by The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  • Rose Hall Great House - built in the mid 19th Century by George Ash for John Palmer, Custos of St. Thomas for £30,000.
  • 1 King Street - the property at this location was formerly the Manse of the Burchell Baptist Church.
  • Sam Sharpe Square -The square includes several heritage structures: the Sam Sharpe Monument, the Cage, the Civic Centre and the Freedom Monument and a fountain.
  • Barnett Street Police Station - dates back to the late 19th century, constructed of cut stone
  • Grove Hill House - built in the early 18th century. The house is a two storey Georgian structure
  • Old Slave Ring - It is said that on this site prospective buyers viewed the slaves as they were paraded and auctioned.
  • The Dome - erected over the source of the creek in Montego Bay.
  • Town House - A keystone on the arch suggests that the Town House was built in 1776.
  • North Coast Highway - a government initiative to improve the entire stretch of north coast road
  • Anchovy Railway Station - erected around 1894, a two storey Jamaica/Georgian timber structure
  • Cambridge Railway Station - built around 1894, a two-storey timber building
  • Catadupa Railway Station - constructed in 1895, a two-storey Jamaica/Georgian timber structure
  • Montego Bay Railway Station - built around 1894, a simple timber building.
  • Montpelier Railway Station- a uniquely designed building which demonstrates Jamaica/Georgian architecture with Victorian elements.

 

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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...