January 24, 2008

Jackson’s Wall needs help

On Hirst road between Milton Drive and College Close stand the ruins of an ancient structure.

‘It is actually the old home site of the original Jackson family who came here in the late 1700s,’ explained Denise Bodden, the Historic Programmes coordinator for the National Trust of the Cayman Islands.

Jackson’s Wall is possibly one of the oldest structures in Cayman and may pre-date the arrival of the John Shearer Jackson who settled in Grand Cayman around 1770.

It is believed the ruins are actually steps that once led up to a large house.

‘Oral accounts indicate that it was supposed to be a two-storey home and if that is the case it would certainly put it in the realm of importance with Pedro St James, Fort George and National Museum Building,’ Mrs. Bodden said.

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