She died July 15,1817, thirty-two years before her husband, whose death occurred on November 13,1848. Dr. Darwin lived before his marriage for two or three years on St. John's Hill, afterwards at Crescent, where his eldest daughter Marianne was born, lastly at ",Mount," in part of Shrewsbury known as Frankwell, where other children were born. This house was built by Dr. Darwin about 1800, it is now in possession of Mr. Spencer Phillips, and has undergone but little alteration. It is large, plain, square, red-brick house, of which most attractive feature is pretty greenhouse, opening out of morning-room-.
house is charmingly placed, on top of steep bank leading down to Severn. terraced bank is traversed by long walk, leading from end to end, still called Doctor's Walk." At one point in this walk grows Spanish chestnut, branches of which bend back parallel to themselves in curious manner, and this was Charles Darwin's favourite tree as boy, where he and his sister Catharine had each their special seat.
Doctor took great pleasure in his garden, planting it with ornamental trees and shrubs, and being especially successful with fruit trees; and this love of plants was, I think, only taste kindred to natural history which he possessed.
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