Greenwood Great House

Montego Bay
Saint James Parish
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Built as a Guest House for the  Barretts of Wimpole Street fame in 1790 who gained their fortunes from slave plantations at the time.
The Greenwood Great House also once belonged to Richard Barrett who was also  custos rotulorum of St James, and another notable family member that frequent the halls was the famous Victorian era poet Elizabeth Barrett-Browning.
Today, this great house maintains a historical museum, with much of its original furniture, family portraits, and rooms still intact. It contains the largest plantation library in the island, with up to 300 books, some dated as early as 1697. It also houses exotic musical instruments and antique china and silverware.

Designated National Heritage Foundation Site

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