Brougham Hall was for a time the residence of Wordsworth’s kinsman, Captain John Wordsworth,
Sr. (1754–1819).

Situated just south of Penrith, near the junction of the Lowther and Eamont, this fourteenth-century building (known as “the Windsor of the North” in Victorian times) was saved from dereliction in 1985. Restoration efforts are underway. Photo: The chancellor’s study at Brougham Hall (Roger Griffith, Wikimedia Commons).