Her father was the North East industrialist Isaac Lowthian Bell
, whose growing wealth saw him leave Washington and buy the East Rounton estate in 1866.
A period photo has emerged and shows workmen employed by priory owner, Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell
The Arts and Crafts Movement was particularly well represented in North Yorkshire, due in part to the efforts of local industrialist Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell
David and Tracy now supply coffee-lovers across the North East, Yorkshire, and further afield with their ethically sourced blends, which include Kaffa Forest from Ethiopia with its apricot, marzipan and chocolate undertones, and The Grange - named after Rounton Grange where the Victorian industrialist Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell
lived with his family, including his daughter Gertrude, the famous adventurer, writer and diplomat whose extraordinary life has just been made into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Damien Lewis.
She was the daughter of the great industrialist Isaac Lowthian Bell
of Washington Hall, then County Durham.
He married Molly Bell, the granddaughter of the millionaire County Durham ironmaster Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell
, and half-sister of "Queen of the Desert" Getrude Bell.
In the heart of the village on the main avenue is the Hall, built as the home of Victorian industrialist and MP Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell
and named after his wife.