Drax Hall


Built in the 1650s, Drax Hall is one of only three homes of Jacobean architecture still existing in the Western hemisphere. St. Nicholas Abbey, also in Barbados, is another of those three homes. Drax Hall was built by brothers William and James Drax, and it is still held by the Drax family today. The Drax Plantation was also the first plantation to cultivate sugar cane in Barbados, and it remains today a working sugar plantation. Interestingly, St. Nicholas Abbey also still produces sugar cane. Additionally, Drax Hall features gable roofs and windows, a Jacobean staircase and archway. Moreover, it is a private home and only opened to the public on special occasions. - Marsilyn Browne

Location:  St. George