Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. It takes its name from the adjacent lake, and has associations with the Lake Poets. The poet William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere for 14 years, described it as "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found."
Grasmere has seen a few notable people including:
William Wordsworth (1770–1850), poet.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet.
Paul Frederick de Quincey (1828–1894), New Zealand politician.
William Angus Knight (1836–1916), Scottish academic.
William Archibald Spooner (1844–1930), Oxford University academic and instigator of spoonerisms.
John Haden Badley (1865–1967), progressive educationalist and founder of Bedales School.
Charles Morris (1898–1990), philosopher and Leeds University vice-chancellor.
William Heaton Cooper (1903–1995), landscape painter.
Ophelia Gordon Bell (1915–1975), sculptor.
Fred Yates (1922–2008), painter.
Robert Woof (1931–2005), academic.
Bob Barratt (1938 or 1939–2004) was the founder of the Grasmere Records label for brass band and organ music.