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Wordsworth House and Garden – photo gallery

Last spring, we visited Wordsworth’s House in Cockermouth, Cumbria. It’s such a wonderful place to visit – the garden is simply beautiful. I was pleased to spot daffodils in there! 🙂 Tom also got to play some Bach on the harpsichord! When we visited, there was an exhibition by Dianne Standen, who specialises in creative textiles – you can find out more about here work here. I hope you enjoy my gallery!

 

An update

 

I was asked by Henrietta at Kentucky Mountain Girl News to give a bit more information about Wordsworth’s House, so I’ve done a bit of research on the National Trust website! The house is where Wordsworth and his sister grew up, but it has a very long history itself – built in 1690, the house was originally home to many wealthy landowners in Cockermouth. The Wordsworths moved in in 1766, but the house actually belonged to Sir James Lowther who was the employer of Wordsworth’s father, John. Lowther very kindly allowed them to live there rent free, but when John passed away the children were sent to live with relatives.

 

Apparently the house narrowly avoided demolition in 1937, but local people contributed enough money to buy it and it was presented to the National Trust in 1938.

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3 Comments

  1. Henrietta Handy on April 10, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Love your photos! As always! Is the desk where Wordsworth wrote or was it his wife/housekeepers “station”? More information about the pictures would be lovely.

    • Clare on April 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      Thank you so much! That is a good point – thank you for asking for more info about the house itself. I think it was actually the house where he grew up, rather than the place that he did lots of writing. I’ll have a look into it and will amend the post a little! 🙂

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