national-trust: It was on this day in 1840, no…

national-trust:

It was on this day in 1840, novelist Thomas Hardy was born in this picturesque cottage. Built of cob and thatch by Hardy’s grandfather, little has been altered since the family left. It was from here that Hardy wrote his early short stories, poetry and novels including ‘Far from the Madding Crowd.’ [Thanks to Andrew Butler and NT Images for this photo of Hardy’s Cottage in Dorchester, Dorset, dating from 1800] #nationaltrust