Industrial heritage of Barbados

The Industrial heritage of Barbados, an island nation in the Caribbean, is exemplified by a number of specific structures still standing. These include:

  • Codrington College- A college that was first used as a sugar plantation. Built around ancient Amerindian archaeological sites, including burials.
  • Morgan Lewis Windmill-
  • St Nicholas Abbey- One of only three extant Jacobean-style structures in the Western Hemisphere. Drax Hall Estate, another of the three examples, is also located in Barbados.
  • Newton Slave Burial Ground- The remains of nearly 600 slaves were found on the grounds of the former Newton Plantation, in use from 1670–1833, at a cemetery consisting of low mounds.[1]

World Heritage Status

This collection of sites was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on January 18, 2005 in the Cultural category.[2]



The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Retrieved 2009-03-17.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.