John Ruskin Memorial

Location : Keswick  –  Grid Ref : NY 264223
 

In October 1900 mainly due to the efforts of Canon Rawnsley, a simple memorial of Borrowdale slate was erected at Friars Crag on Derwentwater to John Ruskin (1819-1900), who had many associations with Keswick. He once said Keswick was a place almost too beautiful to live in. The monument is a grade II listed structure.
 
The few square yards round the memorial were the first bit of the Lake District to become property of the National Trust.
 

“The first thing which I remember as an event in life was being taken by my nurse  to the brow of Friar’s Crag on Derwentwater”
 
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