Louth Museum – The Revesby Land Agent

The Revesby Land Agent

This lecture will be held in the Methodist Church.

Robert Bell is the sixth generation of his family to be a Land Agent, and this is the story of his great great grandfather.

George Bell was appointed Land Agent in 1842 when James Banks Stanhope inherited the Revesby Estate. Over the next thirty years with generous financial input from his patron he organised the rebuilding of most farmhouses and cottages, the almshouses and the church, underdraining, planting new woodland, as well as the construction of a new country house, school and parsonage.  The narrative links Sir Joseph Banks, Scone Palace, The Bowes Museum, a burglary at Revesby and many other anecdotes.

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