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Near Industry Village in St. Andrew, Middlesex, Jamaica
 

The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate

 
 
The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 2, 2019
1. The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate Marker
Inscription.

Grand Barbecue
This is the largest of the four barbecues used to dry coffee from 1776.

Stone walls were built in the 18th century by slaves.
 
Location. 18° 4.344′ N, 76° 42.446′ W. Marker is near Industry Village, Middlesex, in St. Andrew. Marker can be reached from Route B1, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker and ex-estate are about 1 km before the Newcastle military installation on B1, traveling north from Kingston.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bob Marley (approx. 9.6 kilometers away in Surrey); Rita Marley (approx. 9.6 kilometers away in Surrey); The Great War 1914-1918 (approx. 20.5 kilometers away in Surrey); 'Ye Olde Parade Bar' (approx. 20.6 kilometers away in Surrey); Welcome to Port Royal (approx. 20.6 kilometers away in Surrey); Lucas Barrett (approx. 20.6 kilometers away in Surrey); St. Peter's Church (approx. 20.7 kilometers away in Surrey); The Historic Royal Naval Hospital (approx. 20.7 kilometers away in Surrey).
 
Regarding The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate. Coffee was probably first introduced into Jamaica in the 1740s, most likely brought from the French island of Martinique.
 
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An additional Cold Spring Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 2, 2019
2. An additional Cold Spring Estate Marker
Welcome to the Cold Spring Works
A small reminder of the 18th century 300 Acre Cold Spring Estate
Enjoy!
 History of the Cold Spring Estate. (Submitted on February 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. AgricultureColonial EraIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 2, 2019
3. The Grand Barbecue at Cold Spring Estate Marker
The 'barbecue' mentioned in the marker text refers to the large paved area in front of the terrace and current small hotel. The 'stone walls built by slaves' refers to the large wall with arched recesses covered with vegetation, also seen in this view.
Additional history of the Cold Spring Estate image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 2, 2019
4. Additional history of the Cold Spring Estate
The small hotel at Cold Spring Estate includes many additional signs which describe the history of the property. This additional sign reads:

Welcome to the Cold Spring Works
Established around the 1750's, the large Barbecues that remain, attest to the volumes of Blue Mountain Coffee which were once pulped and dried on these grounds. Ruins of the pulpery, floating ponds and works can be seen on the property. The Cold Spring property was owned by Matthew Wallen, an Irishman who came to Jamaica in 1747 as a naval officer. Wallen grew and processed coffee, but he was also a botanist. He brought the bamboo to Jamaica from Hispaniola, and also such plants as water cress, nasturtiums, and dandelion. This Cold Spring property was described in 1793 as "well stocked with choice selections of introduced flowers, European trees and shrubs". The Heritage Gardens is a work in progress to tell a part of the history of coffee and horticulture in the Blue Mountains.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on March 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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