Belle Isle, Windermere :: Shared Description

Belle Isle is the largest of 18 islands on Windermere and the only one ever to have been inhabited.

The Roman governor at Ambleside built a villa on the island. In 1250 it was the seat of the district's Lord of the Manor and it was also a Royalist stronghold during the English Civil War.

It was formerly known as Longholm, before its renaming in 1774 when an unusual circular building, Belle Isle House, was erected on the island, which was sold along with the island to the wealthy Curwen family who renamed the island after their daughter, Isabella who bought the island in 1781. The descendants of Isabella and her husband John Christian Curwen lived on the island until 1993.

The island remains privately owned.
by Gerald England
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10 images use this description:

SD3996 : Windermere, Belle Isle by David Dixon
SD3997 : Belle Island, Windermere by David Dixon
SD3996 : Windermere from Glebe Road by DS Pugh
SD3996 : Belle Isle by Gerald England
SD4096 : Bowness on Windermere by Gerald England
SD3997 : Belle Isle by Gerald England
SD3997 : The Northern End of Belle Isle by David Dixon
SD3996 : Landing Stage on Belle Isle by David Dixon
SD3996 : Islands in the lake, Windermere by Karl and Ali
SD3997 : Belle Isle, Windermere by David Dixon


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Created: Fri, 16 May 2014, Updated: Fri, 16 May 2014

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