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William Wordsworth 

Who was he?

Wikipedia: William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads. Wordsworth, Coleridge and Robert Southey came to be known as the "Lake Poets".

Why was he in Bath?

The Bath Chronicle of 29th April 1841 announced that "The distinguished poet Wordsworth is at present residing in Bath, where we understand he will remain until the middle of June". During that time he atttended the wedding of his only daughter, Dora, at St. James' Church.

In a letter Wordsworth wrote during his stay, he gave his address as no. 12, North Parade. However the plaque is located at no. 9 (nearest to camera):

Location of plaque at 9 North Parade

William Wordsworth plaque

The text reads

"Here dwelt William Wordsworth b. 1770 d. 1850"

Location map of 9 North Parade:

William Wordsworth location map



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