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Title: Revesby Abbey c1908
Author: Carlton of Horncastle & Woodhall Spa
Date: An April 2019 image taken from an original c1908 postcard
Comments:

A lovely picture!

A 17th/early-18th century country house was built at this location, the site of a 12th century Cistercian monastery.

The grounds were extensively landscaped in the mid-18th century. In the late-18th century the house was home to the very famous botanist, Sir Joseph Banks who sailed with Captain Cook.

The current Revesby Abbey, the third building to bear the name, was built in the mid-19th century for James Banks Stanhope. The house and formal gardens were completed in 1846. Sadly, this fine house has been unoccupied since c1968 and is now in a terrible state of disrepair and is deteriorating rapidly.

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