RYDAL MOUNT - Gardens - List Entry

  • Description

    "...A garden created by the poet William Wordsworth which demonstrates both his adaptation of Picturesque ideals and his interest in historical continuity and vernacularism. This, along with his wider aesthetic theory, can be seen as a link between Picturesque theory and the historical revivalism which dominated mid and later C19 artistic taste. The site was owned by John Knott in the C18. Knott laid out a garden and also planned various landscape improvements, such as pyramids and obelisks on neighbouring hilltops, which were unexecuted. William Wordsworth (1770-1850) moved from the Parsonage at Grasmere to Rydal Mount in 1813, leasing it from the Flemings of Rydal Hall (qv), and lived there until his death in 1850. The house and grounds are now (1997) maintained by a trust...."
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    Historic England
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    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1000672
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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