Wordsworth House and Garden вЂ“ photo gallery
09.04.2014 Out and about
Last spring, we visited WordsworthвЂ™s House in Cockermouth, Cumbria. ItвЂ™s such a wonderful place to visit вЂ“ the garden is simply beautiful. I was pleased to spot daffodils in there! рџ™‚ 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 вЂ“ you can find out more about here work here. I hope you enjoy my gallery!
I was asked by Henrietta atВ Kentucky Mountain Girl NewsВ to give a bit more information about WordsworthвЂ™s House, so IвЂ™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 вЂ“ 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 WordsworthвЂ™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.