Saint Thomas, Barbados

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Saint Thomas
Map of Barbados showing the Saint Thomas parish
Map of Barbados showing the Saint Thomas parish
Coordinates: 13°11′N 59°35′W / 13.183°N 59.583°W / 13.183; -59.583Coordinates: 13°11′N 59°35′W / 13.183°N 59.583°W / 13.183; -59.583
Largest cityWelchman Hall
 • TypeParliamentary democracy
 • Parliamentary seats1
 • Total34 km2 (13 sq mi)
 (2010 census)
 • Total14,249
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeBB-11[1]

The parish of Saint Thomas ("St. Thomas") is found in the centre of Barbados. It is one of only two landlocked parishes in the island, the other being Saint George to the south.

Saint Thomas also exists as one of the whole constituencies existing in Barbados, the others being, Saint Lucy and, Saint Andrew. It is represented in The House of Assembly by member of the Barbados Labour Party, the Hon. Cynthia Forde J.P., M.P.


Populated places

There are no cities in St. Thomas. The central village of the parish is Welchman Hall. The eponymous St. Thomas Church is located west of Rock Hall on Highway 2A. The majority of the population lives in the extreme southwest of the parish, in the catchment area of Bridgetown. The biggest places there are Welches, Redman's and Arthur's Seat. Shop Hill, White Hill and Edgehill are centrally located in the southwest. Welchman Hall is in the center, Rock Hall in the West and Clifton Hill in the east. The north is sparsely populated.

The parish contains the following towns, villages, localities, settlements, communities and hamlets:

Parishes bordering Saint Thomas


In 1997, the Government of Barbados under the Ministry of Education in an attempt to create more spaces for the increase in entrants into secondary schools, opened the St. Thomas Secondary School, the precursor of the Lester Vaughan Secondary School, named after a distinguished Barbadian who assisted in the transformation of the educational sector as well as wrote the National Pledge of Barbados. To date, the Lester Vaughan School is the youngest secondary school and one of the most technologically advanced in the island.

The Barbados Association for Children With Intellectual Challenges operates the Challenor School for both children and adults with mental retardation.

Places of interest


  1. ^ iso:code:3166:BB, International Organization for Standardization