Paul Hogarth, RA, artist and writer, was born in this house in 1917. He was the son of a Westmorland hill farmer at Lowgill. He trained at Manchester and at St. Martin's School of Art in London and was elected to the Royal Academy in 1974. He travelled worldwide exhibiting in many countries. As a book illustrator, he worked with famous writers including Brendan Behan, John Betjeman and Grahame Greene. Much of his work was strongly architectural and examples are held in Kendal at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery. He died in 2001.