Kingston Maurward House

Kingston Maurward House (I). Photograph and text (2002) by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.]

Kingston Maurward House, circa 1790, home of the Pitt family, was used as "Knapwater" house in Hardy's short stories and as "Enckworth House" in The Hand of Ethelberta.

The grounds and lake, after deteriorating progressively during the present [i. e., the twentieth] century, were given a gratifying clean-up when it was decided to make them one of the focal points of the 1968 Hardy Festival, and there was boating again. -- Denys Kay-Robinson, The Landscape of Thomas Hardy, photographs by Simon McBride (Exeter, England: Webb and Bower, 1984), p. 35.

Last modified 19 August 2002