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