Historical Sites In Jamaica – Part 4

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Trelawny

  1. Falmouth Parish Church – Built in 1795, is the oldest public building in the town.
  2. Kettering Baptist – Associated with William Knibb, who founded the Kettering Free Village. The church was founded in 1844.
  3. Kettering – Named after the birthplace of the late Reverend William Knibb in Northampton, England.
  4. Falmouth Court House – Erected in 1815, the building is a Georgian design.
  5. Fort Dundas – Fort Dundas is situated behind the Rio Bueno Primary School. It is believed to have been built in 1778.
  6. Good Hope Great House – The estate was formed through a land grant, given to Colonel Thomas Williams. It consisted of 1,000 acres, bordering the Martha Brae river.
  7. Granville – Located on 90 acres of land acquired by Reverend William Knibb, a Baptist minister, to use as a free village.
  8. Time and Patience – The persons to whom lands were granted gave it this apt name, declaring “time and patience work wonders.”
  9. Green Park Great House – The house was originally called Green Pond by its first owner, George Sinclair of St Ann.
  10. Falmouth – Falmouth is actually the second capital of Trelawny, after Martha Brae lost favour around 1790. The new capital was built after on land belonging to the Barrett family and was called the Barrett Lands.
  11. Stewart Castle – Once an impressive cut stone mansion, the building was originally fortified for protection against attack.
  12. Falmouth Wharves – The wharves stand as a reminder of the town’s former glory. The warehouses were tall single floor structures built of brick, cut stone and or timber with slate or zinc roof.
  13. Rio Bueno –  It is believed that this is where Christopher Columbus first landed, although Discovery Bay in St Ann also makes claim to the honour.