Corozal Town, Corozal, Belize
Her Majesty's Prison
In the early 1870's the British colonial authourities built a police station manned by a constabulary force of Jamaicans and Barbadians and a thick high walled prison for criminals serving 3 months or less imprisonment. This was Her Majesty's Prison, built during the long reign of Queen Victoria. The structure has survived many hurricanes, including catastrophic Hurricane Janet in 1955. Her Majesty's Prison was abandoned as a result of post Hurricane Janet's reconstruction of Corozal Town. Since 1986 the structure has been occupied by Kiddy Kinder Preschool, transforming it from a detention centre to a children's classroom.
Erected by National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). (Marker Number 2 of 7.)
Location. 18° 23.417′ N, 88° 23.205′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corozal Town, Corozal 7M0ZW L1XJ4, Belize.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. House of Culture/Public Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Parish Office/Priest’s Residence/Xavier College (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Corozal Town Hall (about 120 meters away); Schofield Residence (about 120 meters away); Corozal Town Central Park (about 150 meters away); Felipe Santiago Ricalde (about 180 meters away); Fort Barlee (about 210 meters away).
Categories. • Education • Man-Made Features • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3. submitted on February 8, 2018, by Elizabeth Westerhoff of Beamsville, Ontario.