Troutbeck, Windermere, LA23 1LB. Tel 015394 32628
Townend is a fine example of Lakeland venacular architecture. It also gives a fascinating insight into the life of the Lake District family who owned it from when it was built in 1626 until 1943 when it went into National Trust ownership.
It was built by George Browne, a wealthy yeoman farmer and his new wife, Susannah Rawlinson. It has been kept as the Brownes had it throughout their long history at the house.Carved wookwork, papers, furniture, books and domestic implements, as accumulated by the Browne family are on display in the house
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