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Ann Tyson's Cottage, Hawkshead
Ann Tyson's Cottage
Dame Tyson's Cottage
Street:-   Wordsworth Street
locality:-   Hawkshead
civil parish:-   Hawkshead (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   SD35169817
1Km square:-   SD3598
10Km square:-   SD39
references:-   Listed Buildings 2010

BZI58.jpg (taken 20.9.2013)  
BZI60.jpg  Firemark, Sun Fire Office (not visible on early photos).
(taken 20.9.2013)  

evidence:-   old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s
item:-  stepschimney
source data:-   Photograph, black and white, Ann Tyson's Cottage, Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
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internegative at lower right:-  "H. Bell"
stamped on reverse:-  "HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE"
item:-  Armitt Library : ALPS245
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old print:- Goodwin 1887 (edn 1890) 
placename:-  Dame Tyson's Cottage
source data:-   Print, etching? Dame Tysons Cottage, Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
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Tipped in opposite p.12 of Through the Wordsworth Country, by William Knight. 
printed at lower right:-  "Dame Tysons Cottage"
item:-  JandMN : 382.4
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old print:- Pearson 1900s
placename:-  Wordsworth's Cottage
source data:-   Print, halftone photograph, Wordsworth's Cottage, presumably Ann Tyson's Cottage, Hawkshead, Lancashire, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
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On p.93 of Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts. 
printed at bottom:-  "WORDSWORTH'S COTTAGE, HAWKSHEAD. (p.92)."
item:-  Armitt Library : A1188.43
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evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Ann Tyson's Cottage
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"House. Probably C17. Roughcast with slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays, the end bays projecting as gabled wings. Slate dripcourse to central 3 bays. Ground floor has sashed windows with glazing bars to 3rd and 4th bays. 1st floor has casement windows with iron opening lights. 1st bay has steps to 1st floor terrace to return supported on round stone rubble pier, ground floor entrances and 1st floor window with small-paned casement and glazed door. Entrance between 3rd and 4th bays has trellis porch and part-glazed 6-panel door. 5th bay has casement windows, that to 1st floor with iron opening light; left return has small 1st floor window; right return has casement and half-glazed entrance. Cross-axial stack; 1st bay has gable-end stack. 5th bay has projecting return lateral stack with set offs, and cross-axial stack. Interior not inspected, but said to have timber partitions etc. William Wordsworth is believed to have lodged here while attending Hawkshead Grammar School (q.v.). 1st bay wing used as chapel until 1862."

BZI61.jpg (taken 20.9.2013)  
BZI59.jpg  Plaque; but don't automatically believe it.
(taken 20.9.2013)  

Investigations begun by Beatrix Potter indicate that the Tysons moved from Hawkshead about 1773, to Colthouse. William Wordsworth did NOT lodge here, but in Colthouse.

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