Barbados Pocket Guide

Grenade Hall Forest & Signal Station

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Grenade Hall Forest & Signal Station

Grenade Hall Signal Station is located on the East Coast of the island in the parish of St. Andrew and is one of the six (6) signal stations erected across Barbados after the 1816 Slave Rebellion. This 19th century signal station offers a sweeping view of the rugged Scotland District of Barbados and the east coast of the island.

 

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signal-station-barbadosGrenade Hall signal station exchanged signals with Dover Forte which overlooks the historic Speightstown area. This is now the current site of the Coleridge & Parry Secondary School.

 

It succumbed to neglect after the introduction of the telephone to the island but was subsequently restored by the Barbados Wildlife Reserve with help from the Barbados National Trust.

 

Locals and visitors to the island of Barbados should find this particular signal station an interesting site as both lovers of history and nature can't help but stand in awe of how much really surrounds them.

 

This site is a combination of a restored historic signal station and an extended natural forest where some of the healing wonders of Barbados can be found.  Currently Farley Hill, this forest land was once part of the Grenade Hall Plantation.

 

The other signal station that is opened to the public of Barbados and tourists is the Gun Hill Signal Station.

 

One entrance fee to Grenade Hall, allows you entry into the Barbados Wildlife Reserve as well.

Monkeys at Grenade hall in St. Peter, Barbados

 

Grenade Hall Signs, Barbados

 

Grenade Hall Signs, Barbados

 

 

 

Last modified on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 20:12

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