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Lord's Island, which is one of the seven islands on Derwent Water in Keswick, Cumbria, England, got its name from the Earls of Derwentwater who used to live here. Not only was there a fine house on this island but it also had a drawbridge which was used to cross to the mainland.

Map of Lord's Island, Keswick, UK

This fine house gradually fell into a state of disrepair when the Earls moved away, and only its foundations can still be seen today. The stone from this dilapidated house was moved into Keswick and used to make a meeting hall—this building, which is still standing today in the middle of the market square, is now the home of the Tourist Information Centre and is known as Moot Hall.

The last Earl, James Radclyffe, only managed to visit the area once, as having raised an army he decided to side with the Jacobites in 1714. He was, however, defeated at Preston and beheaded in 1716.


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