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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Coleridge originally stayed with his friend, Doctor Gillman at Moreton House, 14 South Grove, Highgate.

Coleridge lived for a time at 3, The Grove, Highgate, a four storey house.
(The novelist J.B. Priestley resided here in the twentieth century.)

It was here that Coleridge, the English poet and one of the founders of the Romantic Movement, retreated to in 1823 until his death on 25 July 1834, when he moved in with his friend and doctor James Gillman in an attempt to cure his opium addiction.

This was a happier period in Coleridge's life and he became known as the 'sage of Highgate'.

Coleridge, best known for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, would write in his bedroom which had spectacular views of the Heath.

Kate Moss has now bought 3, The Grove.

(The picture far right is that of the original attic bedsit that Coleridge lived in at 3, The Grove)

Coleridge is buried in the aisle of St. Michael's Church, Highgate.
He was originally buried at Old Highgate Chapel but was re-interred in St. Michael's Church in 1961.

Moreton House is just past The United Reform Church, at the junction of Swains Lane.
The Grove is at the far end of South Grove, by the side of the covered reservoir.

( See the street plan of Highgate)

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