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Sir John Barrow Cottage
Sir John Barrow Cottage - by Heritage First ©
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Photographer: © Heritage First (Gallery)(10th July 2008)
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Sir John Barrow Cottage

The Sir John Barrow Cottage is situated at Dragley Beck in Ulverston. Sir John (1764-1848) was one of Ulverston's best-known sons. He was a great traveller and prolific writer, and as Secretary to the Admiralty for 40 years, was responsible for sweeping reforms of the Royal Navy. He helped seal Napoleon's fate by exiling him to the lonely island of St Helena. His literary work included the classic report ‘The Mutiny Of The Bounty.’ In 1830 Sir John Barrow founded the Royal Geographical Society; in 1835 he was created a Baronet. Around the North Polar region, Barrow Strait, Cape Barrow and Point Barrow keep his name in perpetual remembrance.
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Camera Make: OLYMPUS CORPORATION Model: X250,D560Z,C350Z
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 8.8 mm, ISO: 64, Exposure time: 1/1000 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: November 30, -0001, 12:00 am
ImageID:1065714, Image size: 680 x 510 pixels

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