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Rydal is an English village located in the shire (non-metropolitan) county of Cumbria, which is in North West England. Historically within Westmorland, the village of Rydal is situated on the A591 road. Located mid-way between Ambleside and Grasmere, the small cluster of houses, church and hotel are significant in the history of English Romantic literature. Not only was William Wordsworth the occupier of Rydal Mount from 1813 to 1850, but Dr.
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Other names by which Rydal, Cumbria has been known in the past
Rydal, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Rydal, eccl. dist., township, and vil., Grasmere par., Westmorland - dist., pop. 166; township (Rydal and Loughrigg), 4889 ac., pop. 498, is partly in local government dist. of Grasmere; vil., on river Rothay, at E. end of Rydal Water, 1¼ mile NW. of Ambleside; Rydal Water is J mile long and 1/3 mile broad; in vicinity of vil. are Rydal Hall and Rydal Mount, the former the seat, of the Le Flemings, the latter the home of Wordsworth from 1817 to 1850; in the park of Rydal Hall, on Rydal Beck (left affluent of the Rothay), are Rydal Falls (High and Low); 2 miles NW. of Rydal vil. is Rydal Fell, 2022 ft. high.
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