Note: This is the first in a long series of posts about our trip to England. So be prepared.

It seems that houses in England (outside of London, at least – I never noticed this in the city) have names. And on the outside of almost every house is a sign with the name. I don’t know exactly what purpose this serves – are they useful? Part of the address? Or just a quaint tradition? Either way, I couldn’t help taking photos when I could. These are all from houses in and around Keswick.

5 thoughts on “Signs

  1. Interesting! It seems like houses always have names in English novels or in people’s memoirs, too (like CS Lewis’). Although, “Copper Beeches” was the name of a very sinister house in a Sherlock Holmes mystery. I wonder if the homeowner knew that, or if it was unintentional. Holmes fans may give that house the slanty eye. πŸ™‚


  2. I live in the london suburbs – a house nearby has the name ‘seaview’. I have no idea why as there is no way they can see the sea!


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