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placename:- Armitt Library and Museum of Ambleside
MDA code:- AMATL
locality:- Ambleside
parish Lakes parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
museum; art gallery
coordinates:- NY376047
10Km square:- NY30

1Km square NY3704

photograph

Armitt Library and Museum of Ambleside -- Ambleside -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- 7.10.2005

hearsay Two Misses Armitt, who lived at Rydal Cottage, built a collection of local books, papers and maps.
The Armitt Trust was founded in 1912. William Heelis was a founder member, and his wife, Beatrix Potter, gave her collection of natural history paintings.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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