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placename:- Wordsworth House
locality:- Cockermouth
parish Cockermouth parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY11863068
10Km square:- NY13

1Km square NY1130

photograph

Wordsworth House -- Cockermouth -- Cockermouth -- Cumbria / -- 18.6.2013

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Wordsworth House, birthplace of William Wordsworth, Cockermouth, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
person:- : Wordsworth, William
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, terrace walk in the garden of Wordsworth House, Cockermouth, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
GARDEN AND FORECOURT WALLING, AND GATE PIERS TO WORDSWORTH HOUSE / / MAIN STREET / COCKERMOUTH / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / I / 71716 / NY1186230705
courtesy of English Heritage
Mid C18 house, where William Wordsworth was born in 1770. Open to the public. 2 storeys, stone, projecting stone quoins with V joints. Entrance has 8-panelled door in 2 halves, and 2 Doric columns on pedestals with moulded entablature. 9 sash windows above with moulded stone dressings, and glazing bars. Small garden in front with stone walling, and gate piers of stone with moulded caps and ornament. Wordsworth House forms a group with Nos 2 and 4, The Trout Hotel and Grecian Villa, Crown Street.
district:- Allerdale
listed building -- gate piers
coordinates:- NY11863070
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

old print:- Robertson 1911

Wordsworthshire, by Eric Robertson, Windermere, Westmorland, illustrated by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
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Print, lithograph? Wordsworth's Birthplace, Cockermouth, from a watercolour by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
Tipped in opposite p.18 of Wordsworthshire by Eric Robertson.
printed at bottom:-
WORDWORTH'S BIRTHPLACE, COCKERMOUTH
signed at painting lower left:-
Arthur Tucker
person:- poet : Wordsworth, William
date:- 1911
period:- 1910s

old print:- Robertson 1911

Wordsworthshire, by Eric Robertson, Windermere, Westmorland, illustrated by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
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Print, lithograph? Micklebrows, seen from John Wordsworth's Garden, Cockermouth, from a watercolour by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
Tipped in opposite p.32 of Wordsworthshire by Eric Robertson.
printed at bottom:-
MICKLEBROWS, SEEN FROM JOHN WORDSWORTH'S GARDEN, COCKERMOUTH
signed at painting lower left:-
Arthur Tucker
date:- 1911
period:- 1910s

old print:- Goodwin 1887 (edn 1890)

Set of prints, etchings? 56 views in Westmorland, Cumberland, etc, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
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Print, etching? Wordsworth's Birthplace, Cockermouth, Cumberland, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
Tipped in opposite p.8 of Through the Wordsworth Country, by William Knight.
printed at lower centre:-
Wordsworth's birth-place - Cockermouth
person:- poet : Wordsworth, William
date:- 1887
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Bogg 1898

Book, Lakeland and Ribblesdale, OR A Thousand Miles of Wandering along the Roman Wall, the Old Border Region, Lakeland, and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg, publishd by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
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Print, engraving, Wordsworth's Birthplace, Cockermouth, Cumberland, published by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
Included on p.192 of Lakeland and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg.
person:- poet : Wordsworth, William
date:-
period:- 19th century, late

hearsay Built for Joshua Lucock, Sheriff of Cumberland, 1746. Sold to the Lowther Family; rented to John Wordsworth who was land agent and attorney for Sir James Lowther, from 1766. William Wordsworth born here 7 April 1770.
Of the other children: Christopher born here 1774 became Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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