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Grasmere, Cumbria

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Grasmere, Cumbria

Grasmere is a village, and popular tourist destination, in the centre of the English Lake District. It takes its name from the adjacent lake, and is associated with the Lake Poets. The poet William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere for fourteen years, described it as "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found". Before 1974, Grasmere lay within the former county of Westmorland, but today it is part of the county of Cumbria.
DistrictSouth Lakeland
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridNY3307
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code015394

Grasmere, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Grasmere, par., township, and vil., NW. WestmorLand -- par., 26,090 ac. (including part of Ambleside in Windermere par.), pop. 2830; township, 7319 ac. pop. 736; vil., 3½ miles NW. of Ambleside, pop. 684; P.O., T.O. The fine sheet of water known as Grasmere is one of the most charming attractions of the Lake District. In the vicinity resided Wordsworth (1770-1850), who was buried in the churchyard. De Quincey (1785-1859) was likewise a resident.

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