to the East

view of Kingston from the east, c 1835

'The principal place for taking the air is the road leading to Rock Fort, which stands about four miles Eastward from the town; and most of the inhabitants who keep carriages exercise here morning and evening every day.'

The history of Jamaica
, Edward Long, 1774

New streets added to the east of the original grid of Kingston streets - Michael Hay plan, 1738

Some of these street names are still with us - the north/south names have survived - Gold Street, Foster Lane, High Holborn [Street], Ladd Lane and Fleet Street, most of which were the names of streets in London. The east/west names, also London street names, have gone, in part because some were names given to eastward extensions of the existing streets, such as Barry Street and Tower Street, which were in common usage.