The Parish Church of St Peter, Lucea
In 2000, the Society contributed £1,000 towards the repair of the roof of St. Peter's Church in Lucea, capital of the parish of Hanover. The church is 200 years old and has a number of interesting monuments, including one to Sir Simon Clarke, by the noted sculptor, John Flaxman....
The Morant Bay Courthouse
Morant Bay Court House, St. Thomas, second half of 18th c and the site of the tragic end to the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865 The scene of the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865, the Morant Bay Courthouse is one of the most important buildings in the island’s history, but has suffered damage in more than one fire, the most recent in 2007. It is now a burnt-out ruin, but a recent structural survey...
The Iron Bridge at Spanish Town
Iron Bridge, Spanish Town, St. Catherine, 1801, the earliest iron bridge in the Americas Built in 1801 from prefabricated cast iron sections imported from West Yorkshire, Spanish Town’s Iron Bridge was the first of its type to be erected outside the UK. It consists of a single arched span between massive stone abutments, the two halves stiffened by cast circles of diminishing circumference. T...
St Peter’s Church, Falmouth
St. Peter’s Church, Falmouth Trelawny, 1796 Completed in 1795 at a cost said to be as high as £10,000, this proud cutstone structure with its tall tower and stylish ‘Gothick’ window tracery was built on four adjoining lots of land donated by the Hon. Edward Barrett, developer of the town itself and great-grandfather of the English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The church organ, import...
St Mark’s Church, Rio Bueno
Rio Bueno, a charming little town on the island's North Coast, retains many of its cutstone Georgian buildings including (albeit somewhat decrepit) the Wellington tavern, a little hotel described by Monk Lewis in 1816 as "a very good inn". Before that, Lady Nugent had enjoyed "a profuse second breakfast" there on her progress through Jamaica with her husband, the Governor, in 1802. The harbour...
Small House in Falmouth
November 2014 saw the start of work to restore a small Georgian house on King Street in Falmouth. This privately owned house is one of many in the town whose owners cannot afford the cost of conservative repair, and one of several small houses identified by the University of Virginia as of architectural importance. We feel that it is important to help conserve small dwellings in order to demons...
The Falmouth Post Office
Built some time after 1832, The Falmouth Post Office is one of the finest examples of a merchant house-store on Jamaica’s north coast. The FGSJ contributed some years ago to a restoration of this building in Market Street, since when it continued to house the post office serving not only the town of Falmouth, but also some fifty outlying districts. In recent years, due to lack of funds for prope...

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The Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica support the conservation and restoration of Jamaica’s fine historic buildings because these charming structures, of special character and international significance, are part of the island’s rich cultural heritage, part of what makes the Jamaican landscape so beautiful, and, importantly, an invaluable asset for today’s Jamaicans.

 

Exploring Jamaica’s Downtown Architecture – a film by Kayon Vaz