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Latitude: 54.6039 / 54°36'14"N
Longitude: -3.139 / 3°8'20"W
OS Eastings: 326522
OS Northings: 523789
OS Grid: NY265237
Mapcode National: GBR 6HJ6.6D
Mapcode Global: WH706.RJFX
Plus Code: 9C6RJV36+HC
Entry Name: Greta House
Listing Date: 2 October 1951
Last Amended: 27 May 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1144699
English Heritage Legacy ID: 71788
Location: Keswick, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA12
Civil Parish: Keswick
Built-Up Area: Keswick
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Crosthwaite St Kentigern
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
KESWICK MAIN STREET
5161 (East Side)
(formerly, listed as
NY 2623 1/34 2.10.51.
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.
Listing NGR: NY2652223789
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