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. Margaret

    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. 🙂


  2. lundygirl

    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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