Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
Fort Montego Armoury
All forts had buildings in which weapons and ammunition were kept safe. These were known as armouries and were heavily fortified buildings. The thick walls provided protection from direct hits, even the roof is built from cut stone to deflect shots fired at it.
Their location in a fort was deemed to be one of the safest places away from the direct fire from the attackers. This armoury was so well built that it has lasted for nearly two centuries.
Erected by Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
Location. 18° 28.706′ N, 77° 55.538′ W. Marker is in Montego Bay, Saint James. Marker can be reached from Fort Street just from Gloucester Avenue. Touch for map. The armoury is some steps north of the main part of the fort near the street, past a complex of souvenir shops.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Montego Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Montego History (within shouting distance of this marker); Montego Bay History (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line).
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 27, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.