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Allan Bank, Grasmere
Allan Bank
locality:-   Grasmere
civil parish:-   Lakes (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY33340769
1Km square:-   NY3307
10Km square:-   NY30

BUF58.jpg (taken 14.3.2011)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 25 4) 
placename:-  Allan Bank
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   old text:- Green 1814
placename:-  Allan Bank
source data:-   Set of prints, soft ground etchings, Sixty Small Prints, with text, A Description of a Series of Sixty Small Prints, by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1814.
image GN09p12, button  goto source
page 12:-  "... Allan Bank, the seat of George Crump, Esq.; ..."

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Allen Bank
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"ALLEN BANK / / / LAKES / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 451927 / NY3334607691"

evidence:-   old print:- Robertson 1911
placename:-  Allan Bank
source data:-   Print, lithograph? Allan Bank, Grasmere, from a watercolour by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
image  click to enlarge
Tipped in opposite p.300 of Wordsworthshire by Eric Robertson. 
printed at bottom:-  "ALLAN BANK / (Wordsworth's study-window, lowest on right)"
signed at painting lower left:-  "Arthur Tucker"
item:-  JandMN : 197.51
Image © see bottom of page

Built by Crump, merchant from Liverpool, 1805. The Wordsworths lived here, 1808-11, not liking the smoky chimneys. Much of The Excursion was written here. Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived with the Wordsworths, and dictated issues of The Friend to Sarah Hutchinson 1809-1810. Canon Rawnsley lived here 1917-20, he died 28 May 1920, and left the house to the National Trust, on condition his widow could live there.

person:-    : Wordsworth, William and Dorothy
place:-   home
date:-   1808
 to 1811
item:-   poemExcursion, The

person:-    : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
place:-   home
date:-   1809
 to 1810
item:-   magazineFriend, The

person:-    : Rawnsley, Hardwick Drummond, Canon
place:-   home
date:-   1917
 to 1920

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