William Wordsworth was upset by the building, feeling it spoiled the view, and described Pocklington as "a native of Nottinghamshire, who played strange pranks by his buildings and plantations upon Vicar's Island, in Derwentwater, which his admiration, such as it was, of the country, and probably a wish to be a leader in a new fashion, had tempted him to purchase."
Coordinates: 54°35′28″N 3°08′42″W / 54.591167°N 3.144915°W / 54.591167; -3.144915
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“Heaven lies about us in our infancy!
Shades of the prison-house begin to close
Upon the growing boy.”
—William Wordsworth (17701850)