Trelawny Heritage Sites

Welcome to the JNHT Trelawny Heritage Sites.

  • Falmouth Parish Church - Built in 1795, is the oldest public building in the town.
  • Kettering Baptist - associated with William Knibb, who founded the Kettering Free Village. The Church was founded in 1844.
  • Falmouth Court House - erected in 1815, the building is a Georgian design.
  • Fort Dundas - 1778 is the suggested date the fort was built.
  • Kettering - named after the birthplace of the late Reverend William Knibb in Northampton, England.
  • Good Hope Great House - formed through a land grant, given to Colonel Thomas Williams.
  • Granville - Originally 90 acres of land acquired by Reverend William Knibb, a Baptist minister to use as a free village was sanctioned by the Missionary Society of England. 
  • Time and Patience - The persons to whom lands were granted gave it this apt name, declaring time and patience work wonders.
  • Green Park Great House - originally called Green Pond by its first owner George Sinclair of St. Ann
  • Falmouth - capital of the parish of Trelawny, which is on the north side of western Jamaica
  • Stewart Castle - location of the ruins of an impressive cut stone mansion
  • Stewart Castle Development Proposal
  • Falmouth Wharves - stand as a reminder of the town’s former glory.
  • Rio Bueno - a small town, the subject of James Bartholomew Kidd's lithographic print of Rio Bueno, in 1835.
  • Persian Water Wheel - ordered by the Falmouth Water Company and installed in 1798.

 

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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...