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Grasmere

[gras-meer, grahs-] /ˈgræs mɪər, ˈgrɑs-/
noun
1.
a lake in Westmoreland, in NW England. 1 mile (1.6 km) long.
2.
a village on this lake: Wordsworth's home 1790–1808.
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Grasmere

/ˈɡrɑːsˌmɪə/
noun
1.
a village in NW England, in Cumbria at the head of Lake Grasmere: home of William Wordsworth and of Thomas de Quincey
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village, South Lakeland district, administrative county of Cumbria, historic county of Westmorland, England, surrounded by craggy mountains. The village lies near the head of Lake Grasmere on the main north-south road that traverses the Lake District National Park. The poet William Wordsworth settled there at Dove Cottage in 1799 with his sister, Dorothy. He later married, and all three lived in the district for the rest of their lives. The cottage and adjacent Wordsworth Museum are open to the public. In the churchyard are the graves of the Wordsworth family. Championships in the local style of wrestling are a feature of the annual sports held in August. Pop. (2001) 1,567.

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