Historical Sites In Jamaica – Part 1

We have done a little diGging and come up with a long list of historical sites across the country for you to explore. Our first stops will be in the parishes of Clarendon, Manchester and St Ann. (This is Part 1 and see here for Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4)

Clarendon

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  1. St Peter’s Church (Alley) – One of the oldest Churches in the island, it was founded in 1671.
  2. May Pen Clock Tower – The exact date of its erection is not known, but it appears to have been constructed after World War II.
  3. Halse Hall Great House – The property was given to Major Thomas Halse as an army land grant, as was customary at the time. The great house served as the centre of his estate and a rallying point for defence.
  4. Portland Point Lighthouse – The lighthouse has the highest tower in the island, standing at a height of 145 feet.
  5. Milk River Spa – One of Jamaica’s best known natural spas, it is located about 10 miles south of May Pen, Clarendon, and is open to the public.
  6. Claude McKay’s Birthplace – McKay, an integral voice of the American Harlem Renaissance, was born in James Hill, Clarendon, in 1889.
  7. Four Paths Railway Station – This two-storey concrete building is believed to have been constructed in the early 1900s.
  8. Suttons Railway Station – This Jamaica/Georgian timber house set on a stone base was constructed in the early 20th century.