Take a moment….

I am wondering if anyone has seen more butterflies than our two or three apart from one Yellow Brimstone at the very beginning of spring and two or three Small white, and Speckled Wood butterflies, it’s very concerning, and sad. I have three Buddleia bushes in full flower but no butterflies, lawns covered in white […]

Diary of a Revesby Shepherdess

Showtime with the Sheep! June was another busy month of sheep shows. First was The Three Counties Show where I helped show my friend’s sheep at the Zwartble (sheep breed) National Show. Then I had one day between The Three Counties Show and The Lincolnshire Show to get the sheep ready and trimmed to leave […]

18th Century Estate Letter Books Discovered

What were ‘Letter Books’ and why were they used? This month, whilst sifting through the Estate Archives, we came across many delicate but sturdily- bound books. These were the writings of Lady Beryl and various Stanhopes that managed the Estate. These are called ‘Wet letter books’, also known as letterpress copybooks and were a method […]

Make Revesby Estate your wedding venue!

Wedding Venue Revesby Tipi Tribe Open Days

We have been granted a wedding licence, meaning that ceremonies and receptions can now be held within our grounds. We have also entered into partnership with The Tipi Tribe to provide a complete package deal for couples who wish to get married here. Peter Wiggins-Davies, CEO, said: “We’re so thrilled to have received our wedding […]

Monkish Medicine

Monkish Medicine Heritage Revesby Estate

It would be almost certain that the monks of Revesby Abbey would be the acknowledged physicians for the treatment of the many ailments suffered by the Medieval populace. However, the likely painful treatment would more often make the patient’s condition worse.  Monks with very limited experience, apart from castrating animals and having access to a […]

The Mad March Hare

The Mad March Hare Wildlife on Revesby Estate Brown Hare Mountain Hare

Locally the only species of hare you will see getting up to any madness will be the Brown Hare with the native Mountain Hare being a creature of the uplands as it’s name suggests. The Brown Hare was thought to have been introduced by the Romans or possibly an earlier civilisation and it quickly found its […]

The Natural Environment in Winter

Wildlife birds in their natural environment in Winter at Revesby Estate.

A new year begins and while it is still winter, the amazing cold snap in December seems to have fooled the birds (and some of the plants!) in my garden into thinking Spring is upon us. We still have quite a way to go though, and I thought I would list some up and coming […]

Blooming Marvellous! Success at Revesby’s Summer Garden Competition

Revesby Estate garden competition winner - Prettiest Garden

Revesby Estate has announced the winners of this year’s garden competition, welcoming entries from the estates cottage tenants. The garden competition was judged last month by Mrs Stania Wiggins-Davies and Sandy Jarratt from Revesby Estate, giving residents the opportunity to display their hard work and green-fingered talents. Awards were given to the winning exhibitors for […]

Having a wheelie good time! Revesby’s new cycling group off to a great start

Revesby Estate cycling group

The Revesby Estate weekly cycling group welcomes riders of all abilities. The new cycling group, ‘Re-Cycling’ which started last month, has seen local cycling enthusiasts meet up every Tuesday to ride through the Lincolnshire countryside. Riders of all abilities are welcome to join the local group, from beginners to speedy hill-climbers, offering the Revesby community […]

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