Calne Wordfest
13. Bentley House

Continue along Church Street, pausing at number 17.

The left side house of this elegant Georgian terrace was from November 1814 to March 1816 the home of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his friends, John and Mary Morgan, and Mary’s sister Charlotte Brent.

Coleridge wrote several works here and revised his famous poem, the “Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner” preparing it for publication as part of a collection, “Sibylline Leaves”.