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Lingholm in 1987

Lingholm is a country house just outside Portinscale in Cumbria, England.


The house was built in the 1870s for Lt-Col James Fenton Greenall (1834–1899), of the Greenall brewing family, Commanding Officer of the 9th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers, at a cost of £15,700 by Alfred Waterhouse.[1] In 1900 it was purchased by the family of George Kemp, 1st Baron Rochdale.[2] They commissioned Bertram Symons-Jeune to design the water garden at Lingholm. Between 1885 and 1907, Beatrix Potter spent her summer holidays at Lingholm, where she wrote some of her best-known stories.[3] During World War I, the house was used as a hospital for wounded officers.[1]

As a result of Beatrix Potter's connection and its unique design by a well respected architect, Lingholm was given a grade II historic listing by English Heritage in 2013.[4]


  1. ^ a b "The Lingholm Collection". Lyon & Turnbull. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Game shooting at Lingholm, Cumbria". Shooting Gazette. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Beatrix Potter connections with Keswick". Explore Keswick. 
  4. ^ "Lingholm given grade II historic listing by English Heritage". The Lingholm Estate. Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. 

Coordinates: 54°35′23.99″N 3°9′22.58″W / 54.5899972°N 3.1562722°W / 54.5899972; -3.1562722

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