The Wordsworth Trust's research centre was built from local slate and opened (by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney) in 2005, a short distance from Dove Cottage, the home of Romantic poet William Wordsworth between 1799-1808. As one would expect, it houses ~60,000 manuscripts and other documents in a controlled climate. I like the fact that scholars will need to visit the very environment which inspired Wordsworth in order to study his work.
Incidentally, I searched the village and surrounding area for daffodils, as referenced in Wordsworth's most famous poem, but could only find one, bedraggled in a ditch behind the Centre. It's tempting to blame souvenir-hunters.
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