Farringford House in Bedbury Lane in the small town of Freshwater on the Isle of Wight was the home of Lord Alfred Tennyson and his wife for 39 years. Tennyson was an English poet and Poet Laureate from 1850 to 1892. We have included Tennyson because
Arthur Henry Hallam inspired a number of his poems and the pair enjoyed a deeply affectionate relationship. After Hallam’s untimely death aged 22, Tennyson said, “he was as near perfection as mortal man could be.” Tennyson is remembered on the Isle of Wight with a memorial and ‘High Down’ was renamed ‘Tennyson Down’ in his honour.