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Octavia Hill's Birthplace House

7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB

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01945 476358

About Octavia Hill's Birthplace House

The Birthplace House was built in about 1740 on Wisbech's South Brink. As a Grade II* listed building, it is particularly important as a building of outstanding architectural or historic interest.

The house was home to James and Caroline Hill as they undertook the social reform activities on which their daughter Octavia's life work was based. In 1885, Octavia Hill, Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley (who collected rents for Octavia Hill as a young man) worked together to raise public awareness of the railway developments threatening the Lake District. This collaboration led to the foundation of The National Trust for the Preservation of Historic Buildings and Natural Beauty, to hold land and buildings in perpetuity Òfor ever, for everyone.

Today the National Trust has over 3.4 million members. It protects over 166 fine houses, 19 castles, 47 industrial monuments and mills, 49 churches and chapels and 35 public houses and inns.

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Prices

Adults: £3.50
Concessions: £2.50
(Senior Citizens and National Trust members)
Children: £1.50
Family: £8 (2 full paying adults and 2 children)

Facilities/Tags

  • Cafe
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Coach Parking

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