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Did you know that the first Italianate roundhouse to be built in Britain is to be found on Belle Isle, off Bowness-on-Windermere? Inspired by the Villa Vicenza in Rome, and designed by the architect of St Mary’s Paddington Green , it was begun in 1774. Though now an object of architectural distinction (seen from afar as the island is privately owned) it was attacked and ridiculed so much that the work was halted for many years: Wordsworth called it a pepper-pot; and likened it to a tea canister in a shop window.

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