Hibbert/Headquarters House, Kingston

Hibbert House, also known as Headquarters House, is the home of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT).  It was built in 1755 by Thomas Hibbert, a wealthy English Merchant.  Its story, including its possible use to auction newly arrived enslaved people, is told… Continue Reading

St Peter’s Church, Port Royal

The original Church was destroyed by the great earthquake of 1692 in Port Royal. A second Church which was constructed shortly after, was destroyed by fire in 1703. A plaque outside the vestry records that it was rebuilt between 1725-1726.… Continue Reading

‘Bricks and Mortar’ Symposium, Spanish Town

A symposium exploring the development of a brickworks in Jamaica and associated matters was organised by the FGSJ.  The symposium took place on 9th March during the FGSJ’s visit to Jamaica.  [For information about assistance given to other buildings see… Continue Reading