Rodney Memorial

Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

Dominating Parade Sq on the north side is the elaborate Rodney Memorial, built in honor of Admiral George Rodney, who crowned his four-year service as commander-in-chief of the West Indian Naval Station in 1782 when he saved Jamaica from a combined French and Spanish invasion fleet at the Battle of the Saints. He stands within a cupola temple, with sculpted panel reliefs showing the battle scenes. The monument is fronted by two brass cannons from the French flagship.

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1. National Archives

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The building behind the Rodney Memorial is the National Archives, with national documents dating back centuries, including the proclamation of the…

2. Parade

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Spanish Town’s finest old buildings enfold this square (more formally known as Emancipation Sq).

3. House of Assembly

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On the eastern side of Parade Sq is the redbrick House of Assembly, erected in 1762 and today housing the offices of the St Catherine Parish Council. It…

4. Old King’s House Ruins

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On the west side of Emancipation Sq is the porticoed Georgian redbrick facade of the ruins of the Old King’s House, a once-grandiose building erected in…

5. Courthouse Ruins

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On the south side of Parade Sq you pass the fenced-off Courthouse Ruins, destroyed in 1986 by fire. The Georgian building dates from 1819, when it was…

7. St Jago de la Vega Cathedral

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Built in 1714, this is the oldest Anglican cathedral in the Caribbean, boasting an impressive beamed ceiling, and a magnificent stained-glass window…

8. Old Iron Bridge

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This narrow cast-iron bridge is the first of its kind in the Americas, and is another reminder of the deep connections between the Industrial Revolution…