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House on rock - bathsheba??

Ottawa, Canada
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House on rock - bathsheba??

We just did our little tour of the island yesterday (wow!!) And our last stop was bathsheba. We saw the little shell of a cement house up on a rock at the beach, I tried to Google its history, but had no luck... does anyone know?

Palm Beach Condos...
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1. Re: House on rock - bathsheba??

https:/…11196656405

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g147262…

There is a bench/ seat on top of the rock - not sure about a small house?

Ottawa, Canada
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2. Re: House on rock - bathsheba??

This one:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=bathsheba+house&prmd=ivmn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjywurizuPRAhVGfiYKHZB1DnsQ_AUIBygB&biw=360&bih=560&dpr=3#tbm=isch&q=bathsheba+house+on+rock&imgrc=XKHGs2sF4KwQuM%3A

Palm Beach Condos...
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3. Re: House on rock - bathsheba??

sorry don't know the history of the derelict pink house on the rock - seem to think it may have been a beach bar at one time - but really don;t know - sorry

Barbados
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4. Re: House on rock - bathsheba??

trying to see if I can ask some of the more local to the area people about it. My husband and family, who grew up in Newcastle St.John and may have some idea.. Husband says he doesn't, but I'll ask his oldest brother as well.

Over the years it's been used in TV Shows (The Bold and The Beautiful) and music videos (Simple Plan - Summer Paradise) and others.. The last photo I took, which has been a while, shows it really starting to rot.. I think there are people in the area who repaint it and maybe fix the room from time to time. it's on iconic figure along with the other rock formations in that area for sure.

Sudbury, Canada
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5. Re: House on rock - bathsheba??

Not meaning to highjack the thread but what is the correct Bajan pronunciation of Bathsheba? I thought it was bathSHEba but I have heard locals say BATHsheba.

Hastings, Barbados
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6. Re: House on rock - bathsheba??

That's the old station when they had trains running through there I think. ..anyone know this for sure??

Barbados
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7. Re: House on rock - bathsheba??

Bajant you could be right as the trains did run down there and were used by islanders to travel to the east coast for their summer holidays. However, I also remember being told years ago that it had been a bathing house used for people to get changed in before going in for a sea bath,

Ottawa, Canada
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8. Re: House on rock - bathsheba??

Interesting! thanks for your replies :)

Royal Tunbridge...
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9. Re: House on rock - bathsheba??

Hi, I think BAJANT is right. I was reading about this only the other day, on Facebook. There was a picture of it and Beautiful Barbados was asking if anyone knew what it used to be. Many, many locals were on there saying that it was the old station house when the railway was up and running.

Aberdeen, United...
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10. Re: House on rock - bathsheba??

Looks a bit unlikely that is anything to do with the old railway. It is on the beach with stone steps up to it?

Have a look at this

https://www.bajanthings.com/wp-content/galle…

Station on right and hut on left.