History

Saved from the wrecking ball

Rescued: Wordsworth House narrowly escaped demolition in 1937

Rescued: Wordsworth House narrowly escaped demolition in 1937

It is a minor miracle that the impressive townhouse we now know as Wordsworth House is still standing.

A happy Cumbrian childhood

William Wordsworth and his four siblings lived very happily in Cockermouth, and William later wrote fondly of his time in the town and playing in the surrounding countryside.

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