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A very fine example of Lake District vernacular architecture and an exceptional survival. Largely 17th-century, the solid stone and slate house belonged to a wealthy yeoman farming family and contains carved woodwork, books, papers, furniture and fascinating domestic implements from the past, largely accumulated by the Browne family who have lived here since 1943. TOWNEND


The National Trust

TownendTownend is situated on a fellside near to Troutbeck a delightful village close to Windermere and Ambleside with the house being owned by the National Trust.

Townend is a fine example of a largely 17th Century Lakeland yeoman farmer's house, with its tall cylindrical chimneys, slate roof, oak mullioned windows and lime rendered stonework. Across the road you will see the wool barn with its spinning gallery which was used to store the fleeces and is still in agricultural use today.

The Browne family lived in the house until 1943, they were wealthy yeoman farmers.

Within the house you will find oak panelling and furniture which as been carved by a member of the family or another, books, papers and domestic implements from the years gone by.

There is no refreshments but they can be found in the village.

History At Townend
The above 2 pictures are Credited and are the Copyright of the National Trust and reproduced with Permission.


It is advisable to contact Townend prior to your visit if there is something specific you wish to see or any alterations have been made to the Opening times and the attraction itself. Disclaimer

Further information and details on opening times, costs and facilities please contact or visit web site.

Location - Troutbeck near Windermere & Ambleside

Telephone: Townend +44 [0] 15394 32628
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