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Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth
 
Woolsthorpe Manor
Woolsthorpe Manor
Woolsthorpe Manor

"Farmhouse, the birth place of Sir Isaac Newton, now owned by the National Trust.

Early C17 with early C18 alterations and addition"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062362

DB 17 May 2018

Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Manor, Sir Isaac Newton, birthplace, National Trust
Woolsthorpe Manor
Woolsthorpe Manor
Woolsthorpe Manor

"As well as being Sir Isaac Newton's birthplace, the house is historically important as the place where he discovered gravity and developed his theories regarding the refraction of light, during a year's break from Trinity College, Cambridge, to escape the plague"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062362 

DB 17 May 2018

Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Manor, Sir Isaac Newton, birthplace, gravity, refraction of light
Woolsthorpe Manor
Woolsthorpe Manor
Woolsthorpe Manor

Manor house is surrounded by a complex of farm buildings.

DB 17 May 2018

Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Manor, Sir Isaac Newton, farm
Woolsthorpe Manor &  Isaac Newton's Apple Tree
Woolsthorpe Manor & Isaac Newton's Apple Tree
Woolsthorpe Manor & Isaac Newton's Apple Tree

Newton's famous apple tree in the foreground with the Manor House behind. 

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Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Manor, Sir Isaac Newton, apple tree
Woolsthorpe Manor, Isaac Newton's Apple Tree
Woolsthorpe Manor, Isaac Newton's Apple Tree
Woolsthorpe Manor, Isaac Newton's Apple Tree

'Flower of Kent' apple tree in bloom.

"In the orchard at Woolsthorpe Manor there is an apple tree which first put down roots around 400 years ago.

It's known that for at least 240 years it's been known as the 'gravity tree' and shown to visitors as Isaac Newton's apple tree, the tree from which an apple fell and caused him to ask the question:

'Why do apples always fall straight down to the ground?'

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woolsthorpe-manor/features/the-story-of-our-apple-tree-at-woolsthorpe-manor 

"the notion of gravitation... was occasion'd by the fall of an apple, as he sat in contemplative mood."

- William Stukeley

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Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Manor, Sir Isaac Newton, apple tree, gravity
Woolsthorpe Manor, Kitchen
Woolsthorpe Manor, Kitchen
Woolsthorpe Manor, Kitchen

The Manor is presented as a typical seventeenth century yeoman's farmhouse. 

DB 17 May 2018

Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Manor, Sir Isaac Newton, Kitchen
Woolsthorpe Manor, Red Chamber
Woolsthorpe Manor, Red Chamber
Woolsthorpe Manor, Red Chamber

Main bedroom, known as the Red Chamber, where Sir Isaac Newton was born on 25th December 1642.

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Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Manor, Sir Isaac Newton, red chamber, bedroom, born
Woolsthorpe Manor, Red Chamber, Plaque
Woolsthorpe Manor, Red Chamber, Plaque
Woolsthorpe Manor, Red Chamber, Plaque

C18 marble plaque in the main bedroom, known as the Red Chamber, recording Newton's birth on 25th December 1642.

Includes the famous quotation by Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) :-

"Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night:

God said, "Let Newton be" and all was light” 

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Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Manor, Sir Isaac Newton, birthplace, Alexander Pope