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Greta Hall, Cumberland

Historical Description

Greta Hall, a residence adjacent to the NW end of Keswick, in Cumberland, most beautifully situated on a gentle rising ground about 200 yards from the Greta river. It was inhabited by the poet Southey, who collected a great library in it, and said-" Here I possess the gathered treasures of time, the harvest of so many generations laid up fn garners, and when I go to the window, there is the lake, and the circle of mountains, and the illimitable sky."

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.