Barbara Heninger Two-Week England Tour
Featuring London and The Lake District


August 29, 2015 through September 13, 2015
2015, Herbert E. Lindberg

Day 10, Wordsworth Home,  Troutbeck Townend,  Page 3 of 3

This page is part of the following day by day tour. The full tour is also given in four full-screen, high definition YouTube videos which you can jump to from Tour Videos. The pictures here allow you to focus back on specific items that interest you from the videos. The page numbers in the table below are links to jump to the page. Also,  when you are marching through all the pages you can use links at the bottom of each page to jump to the logically following page to view the entire trip in chronological order.

1. London -- Westminster, St. James's Park Page 1    Page 2
2. London -- Trafalgar Square, National Gallery
Page 1    Page 2
3. London -- Science Museum, Churchill War Rooms
Page 1 
4. London -- Thames River Cruise, Tower of London
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3
5. London, Half-hour Train Ride to -- Hampton Court Palace
Page 1    Page 2    Page 3   Page 4
6.   Lake District -- Arrive at Two-Views Cottage
Page 1 
7.   Lake District -- Steam Gondola Lake Cruise
Page 1    Page 2
8.   Lake District -- Troutbeck and Windermere
Page 1   
9.   Lake District -- Beatrix Potter Hill Top, Tea at Broadoaks
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10. Lake District -- Wordsworth Home, Troutbeck Townend
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11. Lake District -- Wordsworth Church in Grasmere, Castlerigg
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12. Lake District -- Herb & Mary Walk from Two-Views Cottage
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13. Lake District -- Chatsworth--home of the Duke of Devonsire
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Mary on our return to the front door of the house

Slouching Herb

Flowers and a plaque near the door   (Click for Large)

After a break to eat, we drove to Townend in Troutbeck, the home of the Browne family since about 1625.
They were
typical middle class farmers who raised cattle, sheep and other products.
Entrance to the home is now throught the kitchen, in which this cooking fireplace was installed in 1623.

The home is lit entirely by natural light to preserve the many original artifacts.
This is still in the kitchen -- the fireplace is just out of view on the right.   (Click for Large)

The rest of the kitchen cabinets.  Elaborate carving of woodwork throughout the house was done by the most recent George Browne.   (Click for Large)

Fireplace in the "fire house," the main room with heat where people gathered.

Still in the large fire house.  Simulated food on the table depicts items cooked with a centuries old cook book on display.   (Click for Large)

Fireplace in the State bedroom, used for guests.  Carvings are really wild here.

Elaborately carved bed (initialed George and Elinore Brown, 1672), and crib (1670).   (Click for Large)

More very old furniture

Children's chairs   (Click for Large)

More simulated food in the fire house   (Click for Large)

The descriptions in this photo apply to the next photo.

The older section of barn has the ramp leading up to it.  We arrived via the road in front of it.   (Click for Large)


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1. London -- Westminster, St. James's Park Page 1    Page 2
2. London -- Trafalgar Square, National Gallery
Page 1    Page 2
3. London -- Science Museum, Churchill War Rooms
Page 1 
4. London -- Thames River Cruise, Tower of London
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3
5. London, Half-hour Train Ride to -- Hampton Court Palace
Page 1    Page 2    Page 3   Page 4
6.   Lake District -- Arrive at Two-Views Cottage
Page 1 
7.   Lake District -- Steam Gondola Lake Cruise
Page 1    Page 2
8.   Lake District -- Troutbeck and Windermere
Page 1   
9.   Lake District -- Beatrix Potter Hill Top, Tea at Broadoaks
Page 1    Page 2
10. Lake District -- Wordsworth Home, Troutbeck Townend
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3
11. Lake District -- Wordsworth Church in Grasmere, Castlerigg
Page 1    Page 2
12. Lake District -- Herb & Mary Walk from Two-Views Cottage
Page 1   
13. Lake District -- Chatsworth--home of the Duke of Devonsire
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3