Alley - Clarendon Parish, south of Halse Hall, close to Lionel Town
The village of Alley is in the middle of Clarendon's sugar growing region. Most of the residents are employees of the nearby Moneymusk sugar plantation.
The village boasts St. Peter's Anglican Church, the oldest Church in Jamaica. The church was originally built in 1671, as the parish church of Vere Parish (the name of the parish which preceded Clarendon in this location). The church which currently stands was built in 1715, on the foundations of the original.
The church's cast iron bell was shipped from London in 1857 and was made by the same company which made the iconic "Big Ben" bell.
Also look out for the Moneymusk library, which is a couple of minutes north from St. Peter's church. It is housed in an old brick windmill which was part of a former sugar estate on the site.© 2010 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com