Willy Lott's Cottage

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Willy Lott's Cottage
Willy Lott's Cottage

Willy Lott's Cottage is a 16th-century cottage in Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, England that features in John Constable's painting, The Hay Wain.

The property is Grade I listed and located in the heart of Dedham Vale, a typically English rural landscape.

The Cottage was restored in the 1920s after a revival of interest in John Constable's paintings. It has been renamed Willy Lott's House because this is the name Constable used in his paintings. It is owned by The National Trust.[1]

The cottage is located just downstream from Flatford Mill which, along with neighbouring Valley Farm and Bridge Cottage, are leased to the Field Studies Council, which uses them as locations for arts-based courses such as painting and as accommodation for sciences-based courses such as residential ecology trips for schools at A-level and younger.

William Lott[edit]

The cottage takes its name from its resident at the time John Constable did his paintings. At that time the house was known as Gibeons Farm. William Lott (1761 - 1849) , a tenant farmer , resided at Gibeons Farm all his life and spent only four nights away from this house in the whole of his life. He is buried at St Mary the Virgin Churchyard in East Bergholt. [2]

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Coordinates: 51°57′30″N 1°1′19″E / 51.95833°N 1.02194°E / 51.95833; 1.02194

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flatford Mill - FSC Flatford Mill". Field-studies-council.org. 2011-09-23. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  2. ^ "William Lott (1761 - 1849) - Find A Grave Memorial". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.