Golden Grove Great House News


Archaeologist based at Golden Grove

Dr Maaike de Waal, Lecturer of the Caribbean Research Group in the Archaeology faculty at Leiden University, Netherlands, will be starting a new project in Barbados on 13th July 2015. She will be based at Golden Grove and will further explore the early Amerindian settlements at Three Houses. Golden Grove’s Facebook and Twitter pages will ... Continue Reading

How to find us

Are you look to adventure around or would like to organise event, finding us is easy From Six Roads in St Philip follow Highway 5 towards Marley Vale (passing Emerald City supermarket on your right). At the Hilda Skeene School turn left. On this road you pass King George V park on the left and ... Continue Reading

Barbados Independence Day and History

A brief History of Barbados. Before Barbados’s Independence, the island was a British Colony for over 300 years due to the first English settlers in 1625. During the 1920’s Political arousal of the black population became obvious when Charles Duncan O’Neal formed the Democratic League. In 1938 after the civil disturbances in 1937, the Barbados ... Continue Reading

Golden Groves Fascinating History

GOLDEN GROVE AND ITS LOCATION THROUGH THE AGES Barbados is a cluster of coral rocks set on the far east of the Caribbean, bordered by the vast Atlantic Ocean. From Golden Grove you can glimpse the lighthouse marking the easterly point of Barbados. The story of who came here, and why, is told in the ... Continue Reading

The End of Plantation Life at Golden Grove

Messrs Brown and the syndicate funding Three Houses et al must have considered Golden Grove surplus to their requirements as it was sold in 1921 for £16,000. The last chapter in Golden Grove’s history as a plantation began. Herbert and then his son Geoffrey Manning were the last of the planters here, still remembered by ... Continue Reading

Reparations Task Force in Barbados

Elliot Grasset, whose wealth from Golden Grove allowed sending his son to Eton, was apparently borne illegitimate but from a family that had owned Grazettes plantation in St Michael. “Grazette represented a new elite group, earning a place by dint of knowledge and hard work, rather than by inheritance over several generations (Bobby Morris: The ... Continue Reading

Golden Grove History and Exhibition

The Barbados Museum and Historical Society has provided exhibits demonstrating the extraordinary history of Golden Grove. These are divided between panels in the main Plantation House covering the breadth of events in outline together with a special more detailed exhibition in the Coach House on a particular aspect (currently Amerindian Life). You can gain a ... Continue Reading