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Falmouth- Taken From The Church Tower

Falmouth- Taken From The Church Tower

Photographer: Duperly, Adolphe

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1840

Shelfmark: Maps.19.b.12

Item number: Pate 19

Length: 28

Width: 40.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Lithograph depicting the town of Falmouth taken from Adolphe Duperly's 'Daguerian Excursions in Jamaica.' Falmouth was created in the parish of Trelawny in 1790 to replace the old capital Martha Brae, which had limited access due to its river location. The parish council bought land from Edward Moulton Barrett and meticulously planned the layout of the new town. It was named Falmouth after the birthplace of the Governor of Trelawny. An Anglican church was built in the centre of the town, and two-storey brick houses were constructed on the main streets. These were bought by merchants who would live on the top floors whilst the ground floors served as shops.

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