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Brantwood is a country house in Cumbria, England, overlooking Coniston Water. It has been the home of a number of prominent people, including John Ruskin. The house and grounds are administered by a charitable trust, the house being a museum dedicated to Ruskin. The house has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building, and buildings in the grounds are also listed.
Brant is an old Norse word meaning “steep” and the house and grounds are situated on a steep wooded area overlooking the lake. Before the house was built the site was regarded as an “essential viewing point” for early visitors to the Lake District in the 18th century. The original house was built at the end of the 18th century by Thomas Woodville and consisted of between 6 and 8 rooms. After a number of owners, the estate and house were enlarged around 1833. In the middle of the 18th century the resident was Josiah Hudson, father of Charles Hudson who was an Anglican priest and an early mountaineer….

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Skateboarding is a pastime activity, a work of art, or a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been designed and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. A 2002 survey and study by American Sports Data found there were 18.5 million skateboarders in the world. 85 percent…