William Blake’s house in Felpham, where he lived between 1800 and 1803 and penned the words to the hymn Jerusalem, has been bought for public use by the Blake Society for £520,000.
This is one of just two houses that still exist that we know that Blake lived in. It’s the only place outside of London where we know he lived and it is where he wrote a number of his most famous poems. It has an undeniably important place in English literary history. It is wonderful that the nation now had a property that was dedicated to the legacy of Blake where people who are interested in him can come and visit, walk in the garden and sit in the same rooms that he sat in.