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