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Tour of Greenwood Great House

Greenwood Great House in St James is one of many old (and original) plantation homes from the 1800s, still standing proudly and preserved in excellent condition.


This property is of great historical interest and significance; situated on land given to Hersey Barrett (as in ‘The Barretts of Wimpole Street’) after he helped the British wrest Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655.  The Barrett family’s most notable member was the poetess and one of England’s most famous daughters, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning. Greenwood offers a spectacular and panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea where, it is said, you can actually see the curve in the earth’s surface!


The story is that Greenwood is haunted by not one but two ghosts! Both of these shady figures have been photographed; one of which, legend has it, is a former female slave and the other is simply known as the ‘Lady in Grey’.


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