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Fancy wandering lonely as a cloud around this dilapidated 51 acre Somerset estate where Wordsworth and his sister once lived.<br />
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This ramshackle country house, credited with being the birthplace of the English Romantic movement, has gone on the market for £2m.<br />
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Alfoxton Park was the home of poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy for just one year from 1797-98, but it was a crucial year.<br />
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At the house Wordsworth and his friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge collaborated on Lyrical Ballads (1798), the starting point for the English Romantic Age.<br />
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The brother and sister chose the Grade II listed house near Bridgwater in Somerset because it was just a few miles from Coleridge's cottage and the library at Alfoxton was the setting of the first reading of Coleridge's most famous poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.