Historical Sites In Jamaica – Part 4

It’s Travel Tuesday, and this week, we wrap up our ‘tour‘ of historical sites around our beautiful island. This week, we stop in Westmoreland, Hanover, St James and Trelawny.



  1. Ackendown Castle Ruin – According to a plaque on the inner wall, the castle was built by Archibald Campbell (1781-1833) of the family of Auchenbreck, from Argyll in Scotland.
  2. Savanna-la-mar Baptist Church – Erected in 1835, it was destroyed by fire on November 23, 1839 and rebuilt in 1840.
  3. Savanna-la-mar Court House – Built in 1925, it is located in Norman Square on Great George Street.
  4. Savanna-la-mar Fort – It was constructed in the middle of the 18th century at a cost of £16,000
  5. Salem – The church building, formerly a small, dilapidated school-house, was born out of the need to relocate the Moravian congregation at New Hope in Westmoreland.
  6. The Manning’s School – In 1711, Thomas Manning bequeathed a gift of land for the setting up of a free school in the parish of Westmoreland. Interestingly, the school was established on the present site near Savanna-la-mar instead of on the lands left by Manning at Burnt Savannah Pen.
  7. Negril Point Lighthouse – Standing 66 feet above ground, the light is elevated 100 feet above sea level.
  8. Cast Iron Fountain – This was presented to the town of Savanna-La-Mar in 1887 by E. J. Sadler.
  9. Seaford Town – This European settlement was established by Lord Seaford following the abolition of slavery on August 1, 1834.
  10. Chebuctoo Great House – Chebuctoo is situated near the small village of Cave on a pimento plantation.