DiCamillo Companion

Alfoxton Park (Alfoxton House) (Alfoxden Park)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house that burned and was replaced by the current house.

    House & Family History: William and Dorothy Wordsworth lived at Alfoxton between July 1797 and June 1798. Dorothy began her journal here in January 1798, but stopped it two months later (she started the journal again when they moved to the Lake District). For many years the house was the Alfoxton Park Hotel. In 2020 it was purchased for £2 million by the Triratna Buddhist Community.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 186, 1853.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: St. Albyn family, 18th century. William and Dorothy Wordsworth, 1797-98.

    Current Ownership Type: Charity / Nonprofit

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Other

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No