NY3606 : Dora's Field, Rydal

taken 7 months ago, near to Rydal, Cumbria, Great Britain

Dora's Field, Rydal
Dora's Field, Rydal
Wordsworth and his family were tenants of Lady Anne le Fleming when they lived at Rydal Mount, behind this little meadow. But, in 1825, Lady Anne announced her intention to give the tenancy of Rydal Mount to a relative. William was desperate not to be evicted so he purchased the field and said he intended to build on it - blocking the view from Rydal Mount. He even went to the extent of paying an architect to draw up a design. His plan worked and the threat of the sale of Rydal was withdrawn.
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Dora Wordsworth died of tuberculosis at her parents' home, and is buried in the graveyard of St Oswald's Church, Grasmere, along with her parents and siblings. After her death, her distraught father (who had already lost two of his children to illness), planted hundreds of daffodils in her memory in a field beside St Mary's Church, Rydal. Dora's Field is now owned by the National Trust.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 28 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Religious sites  Park and Public Gardens  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Primary Subject of Photo
Flora 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3635 0623 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:26.8478N 2:58.9844W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3634 0624
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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