This magnificent Georgian structure, built in the early 20th century, is home to the Legal Court and the parish council offices. In the past it doubled as the town hall and the two enormous ficus trees that flank it are national monuments. Before legal proceedings moved to this stately building, the original courthouse is believed to have been located opposite the parish church.

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2. Waterloo Great House

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This elegant townhouse, a splendid example of the Jamaican vernacular style, with a shady wraparound veranda and jalousies, once belonged to John Leyden,…

3. Invercauld Great House

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Built in 1894 by Thomas Patrick Leyden, the son of shipping magnate John Leyden, Invercauld is a beautiful Georgian building with gabled roofs, bay…

5. Magdala House

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This beautiful two-story Victorian building with decorative fretwork was built in the 1890s for Thomas Leyden, one half of the Leyden and Farquharson…

7. High Street

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Although it’s as frenetic and chaotic as any other High St in Jamaica, Black River’s High St (note, High St and Main St are used interchangeably here) is…

8. Zong Massacre Memorial

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Virtually unnoticed by passers-by, this is a memorial to what came to be known as the Zong massacre – the throwing overboard of 133 African slaves by the…