History

Bellefield Great House & Gardens

Bellefield Great House and its Estate has the distinction of being one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica. This lush tropical estate sits on 10 acres of land, and for more than eleven generations has been part of the Kerr-Jarrett family holdings. The Great House was built in the 1600’s as a militia outpost before becoming the official home to the Kerr-Jarrett family for seven generations. The Great House, which has a Plantation Architectural design, boasts a sprawling verandah, jalousie windows among other symmetrical shapes indigenous to this style. The property also houses a Sugar Mill built in 1794 from cut stone directly shipped from England on the ships that were coming to Jamaica to collect their cargo of sugar and rum. The Kerr-Jarrett Family, the owners of this historic property more than eleven generations have opened up its doors, so that the public can be provided with a unique window into Jamaican History.

The Kerr-Jarrett’s Today

The Kerr-Jarrett family continues to actively support nation building and local community development across Jamaica. Barnett Estate, operators of Bellefield Great House is owned and managed by Mark and Paula Kerr- Jarrett.

The company's latest venture is the Barnett Tech Park, a 48 acre development which will house information technology and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies in the island. Land was also gifted to the University of the West Indies for the construction of a major campus and medical facility in Montego bay. These developments are all part of the Montego Bay South Project – an ambitions 20 year modern 21st Century metropolis.

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