Tuesday 22 July 2008

Wordsworth and Rydal

I have just been reading an interesting feature on Wordsworth and the RHS show at Tatton Park. Wordsworth worked on the garden design at Rydal Mount between 1813 and 1850 (when he died).

I was particularly struck by this article as an ancestor of mine, Stanley Hughes le Fleming, was instrumental in designing the garden in the grounds of nearby Rydal Hall. He was living at Rydal Hall at the time of the 1881 Census. Thomas Mawson was responsible for the development of the Italianate terraces at the beginning of the last century.

Rydal Hall is very close to St Mary's Church, which adjoins Dora's Field.

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