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The Grot, Rydal Hall


"The Grot" (a grotto or summerhouse) overlooks Rydal Falls on Rydal Beck in the grounds of Rydal Hall. It was built in 1668 and is one of the first purpose-built viewing stations - in this case situated to 'frame' the view of the waterfalls. It became popular with visiting artists of the 'Picturesque' movement (1780s to 1830s) as an example of a wild and rugged scene to inspire dramatic landscape painting. William Wordsworth described the Grot in his poem, "An Evening Walk", published in 1793. The Grot is a Grade 2* listed building.

Rydal Hall William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) Rydal Beck
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The Grot, Rydal Hall

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Lower Fall, Rydal Beck

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Lower Rydal Beck Falls and The Grot

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Rydal Hall Waterfall

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Rydal to Grasmere and back to Ambleside 65

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SUMMER HOUSE IN GROUNDS OF RYDAL HALL - List Entry
- "Summer house in grounds of Rydal Hall. Beside the bridge, on west bank of the beck. Small square building, late C17, former panelling removed...."

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The Grott at Rydal Mount

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William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
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William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
- Overview About William Wordsworth   William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic ...

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List number: 1271834
List grade: 2*
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY3663906334

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