Chapelton Clock Tower, Calrendon

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Chapelton Clock Tower
Calrendon

Parish: Calrendon

The Chapelton Clock Tower and War Memorial is the only structure of its kind in the town of Chapelton. It stands prominently in the Chapelton Park and provides a landmark in the general area. The Clock Tower commemorates all the fallen men and women in Clarendon who died in World War 1 (1914 -1918). The bust of Captain Cudjoe, famed Maroon leader, who resisted and fought back the advances of the British in 1690, guards the entrance to the park. The site takes on additional significance because of the presence of these historic landmarks. The idea for a war memorial was proposed by Rev. E. E Brice then Rector of the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Chapelton. At a public meeting in May Pen, Clarendon, members of the Parish Parochial Board and other influential individuals of the parish decided that a tower and clock should be erected in Chapelton. A committee was then formed to see to the construction of the memorial. The members of the committee were J.A.G. Smith, Member of the Legislative Council for Clarendon (Chairman), Dr. A. W. Thompson (Vice Chairman), Mr. Manley Lopez (Treasurer) and the Rev. E. E. Brice (Honorary Secretary).

 


Bibliography

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Chapelton Clock Tower
Calrendon
  • Ehrengardt, Thibault. The History of Jamaica from 1494 to 1838. Lulu.com, 2015
  • Personal Communication, Councillor Florette Stewart, Chapelton Division – May 11, 2016
  • “The Clarendon Clock” The Gleaner, February 11, 1924
  • “The War Memorial for Clarendon” The Gleaner, April 21, 1925

 


 

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