Jamestown (inhabited place)
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
140 x 201 mm. View looking west across Jamestown, with part of the Castle and St James' Church in the foreground, towards 'Jacob's Ladder', a 699 step stairway which climbs the hill behind the town to the barracks on the summit. The 'Ladder' was originally constructed in 1829 as an inclined plane cableway for the St Helena Railway Company, but its unreliability caused it to be allowed to fall into disrepair. It was made into a stepped route by the Royal Engineers in 1871.
161 x 119 mm. Showing small farms and homesteads at Jamestown (30 miles south east of Aliwal North in the foothills of the Drakenberg range) with hills on the horizon.
205 x 142 mm. View from the roadstead looking along Chapel Valley, with the buildings of Jamestown clustered near the water's edge in the foreground. Fronting the Esplanade are the Castle and St James' Church.
142 x 203 mm. View from the top of the hill looking down Jacob's Ladder onto the town below. Visible in the picture are St James' Church, the Grand Parade, and the Castle beyond. Immediately behind the church, at the foot of the ladder, is the prison.
145 x 204 mm. View from the hills behind the town, looking north along Chapel Valley towards the sea, with the buildings of Jamestown running along the valley floor.
237 x 201 mm. A view looking down onto a small part of Jamestown with Ladder Hill beyond and the 699 step 'Jacob's Ladder', built in 1828, leading up the hill to the ramparts above. With St. James' Church in the foreground.
206 x 145 mm. View looking north along Main Street, Jamestown, with the spire of St James' Church visible in the background, and an ornate cast-iron drinking fountain in the centre of the street in the foreground.