The Iron Bridge of 1801 soldiers on with no ongoing inspection or maintenance, but damage of various types is accumulating and no-one on the island is keeping track of its condition. In 2000, when erosion by storm water in the… Continue Reading
One of Spanish Town’s principal historic houses, it is now a depressing sight. From being more or less intact in around 2000, and despite being leased by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), the house is now largely ruined with… Continue Reading
Originally established in 1967, Spanish Town High School is located on Ellis Street in the inner city area of Spanish Town, St Catherine. It stands on the old parade ground of the Military Barracks. The barracks building itself was built in 1791… Continue Reading
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
For me, there are two quite distinct types of Georgian architecture to be found in Jamaica. The first, which one might call Colonial Classicism, imitates 18th-century prototypes as closely as possible. Familiar examples include the Rodney Memorial in Spanish Town… Continue Reading
Good news for Spanish Town as a new project to restore the historic Georgian buildings around Emancipation Square is launched.