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Friday, April 22, 2016

Shandy Hall & Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne was born in 1713. He was an Irish clergyman and novelist best known for his novels "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" and "A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy". Laurence Sterne died in 1768 in London after a long battle with tuberculosis. Sterne's home from 1760 to 1768 was Shandy Hall.

Shandy Hall.

Shandy Hall is currently a writer's house museum but was formerly the home of the Rev. Laurence Sterne, where he lived as perpetual curate of Coxwold. Shandy Hall is located in Coxwold, North Yorkshire. The house is a Grade I listed building.

Shandy Hall.

Laurence Sterne was also known for his support of the abolitionist cause.

Laurence Sterne.

Visitors to Shandy Hall are requested to park in Coxwold, which is situated 4 miles off the A19 between York and Thirsk. Literary visitors to Yorkshire may also want to visit Haworth and the Bronte Parsonage Museum or venture to nearby cities such as Leeds or Manchester.

Shandy Hall
Coxwold, York
YO61 4AD
Tel: 01347 868465
Hours: Shandy Hall is open to the public from 1 May to 30 September, every Wednesday and Sunday (2.30pm to 4.30pm)



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