Mary Wordsworth


Died aged unknown

Family tree

Commemorated on 2 plaques

The Village School. The Rector and Church wardens were among the pioneers of education for children of ordinary village folk. This small building, now the famous Gingerbread Shop, was the village school for over 220 years from its opening in 1630AD. William Wordsworth and his wife and sister, who believed that universal education was the way for children to escape poverty and ignorance, taught here in the early 19th century. Village children today still attend the church primary school, across the River Rothay from the Parish Church

Main street, Grasmere, United Kingdom where they taught

The Wordsworth Graves The acclaimed poet William Wordsworth described Grasmere as "The fairest place on Earth" With his family, Wordsworth became a regular worshipper at St Oswald's. He now rests in this peaceful churchyard alongside his wife Mary, their daughter Dora, their young children Catherine & Thomas, his sister Dorothy, and others close to them. They lie in the shade of a yew tree, one of eight planted by the poet in this churchyard. The Wordsworth Memorial, with portrait medallion by Thomas Woolner RA, is inside the church.

St Oswald's Church, Church Stile, Grasmere, United Kingdom where they was