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photoblog image Allen Bank,  Grasmere 3/7

Allen Bank, Grasmere 3/7

In March 2011 there was a fire at Allan Bank – one of the largest fires Grasmere has ever seen. Since then the National Trust decided that the house should be restored and open to the public. The house has undergone an extensive restoration project following the fire and visitors may find some surprises when they walk through its doors and explore the wilderness of its gardens this Summer. They won’t see pristine rooms decorated as they would have looked in Wordsworth’s day – the building has been left as a blank canvas so its visitors can help decide its future.

 

Allen Bank, Grasmere 3/7

In March 2011 there was a fire at Allan Bank – one of the largest fires Grasmere has ever seen. Since then the National Trust decided that the house should be restored and open to the public. The house has undergone an extensive restoration project following the fire and visitors may find some surprises when they walk through its doors and explore the wilderness of its gardens this Summer. They won’t see pristine rooms decorated as they would have looked in Wordsworth’s day – the building has been left as a blank canvas so its visitors can help decide its future.

 

comments (7)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 16 May 2018, 00:28
I rather like it in this state, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I wonder how it will trun out when they have decided quite what to do with it.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 16 May 2018, 06:41
All part of NT inspired democracy I suppose. I wonder what scheme public opinion will come up with?
Brian Walbey: Democracy and the NT don't always seem to go together these days, sadly under the retiring boss they have got very PC!
WOW, Brian. That really makes a statement.
Brian Walbey: I wonder how it will trun out when they have decided quite what to do with it.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 May 2018, 08:12
This is fabulous Brian, I love those bare walls and that staircase.
Brian Walbey: I wonder how it will trun out when they have decided quite what to do with it.
Plaster on lath walls just like mine. An odd idea to keep it open at this stage.
Brian Walbey: I wonder how it will trun out when they have decided quite what to do with it.
In this situation I would always recommend Magnolia Emulsion for the walls Brian grin
Brian Walbey: Good old Magnolia, always a good fallback smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 May 2018, 16:54
Interesting that one automatically believe the house was in a good condition in the Wordsworth days. Maybe it wasn't and that gave rise to Wordsworth's differences with his landlord. smile
Brian Walbey: It would be interesting to know the story as to why Wordsworth wasn't happy there.

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