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placename:- Greta Hall
locality:- Keswick
parish Keswick parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY26522378
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2623

photograph

Greta Hall -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Robert Southey, by John Opie, 1806. -- 9.7.2009 -- courtesy of Keswick Museum.
photograph

Greta Hall -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Bookplate of Robert Southey, designed by Thomas Bewick. -- 9.7.2009 -- courtesy of Keswick Museum.

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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Greta Ha.
block, building

placename:- Greta Hall
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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Greata Hall / Mr. Wm. Jackson's

placename:- Greata Hall
person:- : Jackson, William
house
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

old map (vignette):- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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placename:- Greata Hall
person:- : Jackson, William
date:- 1783
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
GRETA HOUSE / / MAIN STREET / KESWICK / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / I / 71788 / NY2652223789
courtesy of English Heritage
Now part of Keswick Grammar School. Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived here 1800-1803. Robert Southey lived here 1803-43. The house is late C18. Front 3 storeys, with quoins and plinth, centre flush-panelled double doors (Gothic top panels glazed with net tracery), Ionic doorcase with fluted 3/4 columns, frieze, cornice and dentilled pediment. 3 sash windows on each floor (2 to left and 1 to right on ground floor, other storeys symmetrical), all 12-paned, in stone architraves. Large segmental 2-storeyed bow on right hand return side, otherwise 3 storeys with a Venetian window. Left hand return side has a similar Venetian window and a half-bow. Interior has good carved oak fireplace dated 1684 in "Southey's parlour", flag floors and old ovens in kitchens, and main windows with fluted interior wood cases. Simple wood staircase.

placename:- Greta House
district:- Allerdale
locality:- Keswick Grammar School
listed building
coordinates:- NY26522378
person:- poet : Taylor, Samuel Coleridge
person:- poet : Southey, Robert
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

old print:- Harwood 1842

Set of prints, uncoloured engravings bound in a booklet, Harwood's Views of the Lakes, drawn by John and Frederick Harwood, 26 Fenchurch Street, London, about 1842.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Greta Hall and Keswick Bridge, Cumberland, drawn by W Westall, engraved by E. Franis, published by John and Frederick Harwood, 26 Fenchurch Street, London, about 1842.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
Drawn by W. Westall, A.R.A. / Ebngraved by E. Francis. / No.355 - J. & F. Harwood, London. / GRETA HALL AND KESWICK BRIDGE.
date:- 1842
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Sylvan 1847

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Print, engraving, Greta Hall, Keswick, Cumberland, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, et al, 1847.
On p.173 of Sylvan's Pictorial Guide to the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
GRETA HALL.

placename:- Greta Hall
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Heywood 1906

Guide to Keswick and its Vicinity, in the Penny Guide Books series, published by Abel Heywood and Son, 56-58 Oldham Street, Manchester, and by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1906.
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Print, halftone, Southey's House, Greta Hall, Keswick, Cumberland, from a photograph by A Pettitt, Keswick, published by Abel Heywood and Son, 56-58 Oldham Street, Manchester, and by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1906.
In a Guide to Keswick and its Vicinity in the Penny Guide Books series.
printed at bottom:-
Photo by / SOUTHEY'S HOUSE. / A. Pettitt, Keswick.
date:- 1906
period:- 1900s

old print:- Loftie 1875

English Lake Scenery, by W J Loftie, with chromograph illustrations by T L Rowbotham, published by Marcus Ward and Co, 67-68 Chandos Street, Covent Garden, London, and Belfast, 1875.
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Print, engraving, Greta Hall, the Dwelling of Robert Southey, Keswick, Cumberland, drawn by EMW, engraved by W J Palmer, published by Marcus Ward and Co, 67-68 Chandos Street, Covent Garden, London, and Belfast, 1875.
On p.11 of English Lake Scenery, by W J Loftie.
printed at lower left, right, centre:-
EMW del / W J PALMER / GRETA HALL, THE DWELLING OF ROBERT SOUTHEY.

placename:- Greta Hall
person:- poet : Southey, Robert
date:- 1875
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Greta Hall and Keswick Bridge, Cumberland, drawn by W Westall, engraved by E Francis, about 1830s?
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
Drawn by W. Westall, A.R.A. / Engraved by E. Francis. / GRETA HALL AND KESWICK BRIDGE.

placename:- Greta Hall
date:- 1830=1839
period:- 19th century, early

hearsay This is now part of Keswick School.
It was, at one time or another, the home of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Robert Southey.
Charles and Mary Lamb stayed here with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1802.

hearsay There are memorial tablets either side of the main door, which were unveiled by Nicholas Coleridge and Mrs Southey John, at the Southey Centenary Celebrations, 14 August 1943.

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