Farringford News, Events and Blogs

We will bring you news on the House, upcoming events and insights into the works of Tennyson.

Crossing the Bar

"Crossing the Bar" is one of Tennyson's most famous poems. It is often read at funerals and memoria…

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Crossing the BarPosted: 22 Jul 2017

Jim Cheshire talks about Moxon and Tennyson

Though I no longer write this blog regularly, as I said in my last blog, I will send in contributions as and when I c…

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Jim Cheshire talks about Moxon and TennysonPosted: 27 Apr 2017

Dickens and Tennyson

Tennyson and Charles Dickens crossed paths a number of times and while they respected one another’s work, they …

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Dickens and TennysonPosted: 12 Jan 2015

Tennyson and Allingham - A Lasting Friendship

A feeling Allingham recorded of a visit to Farringford in June of 1865 reveals both one of the reasons he and Tennyso…

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Tennyson and Allingham - A Lasting FriendshipPosted: 17 Sep 2014

‘The Enchanted Realm of Farringford’

Allingham’s Move to Lymington,According to his diary, Allingham tried, and failed, to settle in Londo…

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‘The Enchanted Realm of Farringford’Posted: 09 Sep 2014

First Impressions of a ‘great and simple man’

In I preached Tennyson to them , my last blog…

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First Impressions of a ‘great and simple man’Posted: 21 Aug 2014

I preached Tennyson to them

William Allingham’s Works, Mark Samuels Lasner laments, in William Allingham: A Bibliographical Study …

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I preached Tennyson to themPosted: 08 Aug 2014

“Sir, you ought to have half the Laureateship”

In my blog Fiddlededeeism I wrote about the paintings Edward…

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“Sir, you ought to have half the Laureateship”Posted: 30 Jul 2014

The Kraken

Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, …

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The KrakenPosted: 16 Jul 2014

'And See My Cedar Green'

Walking up the drive to Farringford and catching sight of the huge old cedar reminded me of a poem Tennyson wrote for…

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'And See My Cedar Green'Posted: 24 Jun 2014

Fiddlededeeism and Impossible

Edward Lear met the Tennysons through their mutual friend Franklin Lushington. Tennyson’s sister was married to…

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Fiddlededeeism and ImpossiblePosted: 17 Jun 2014

Restoring the Walled Garden

During this last winter we received full planning permission for the final phase of the restoration program, started …

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Restoring the Walled GardenPosted: 10 Jun 2014
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