Croft-on-Tees, Co. Durham

C. L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) lived at his father's rectory (now the Old Rectory), opposite St. Peter's Church, Croft-on-Tees, on the A167 a bit south of Darlington, from 1843 until he settled at Oxford. There is a tablet in St. Peter's church. In the church is a rough carving of a cat's head of which only a grin can be seen from low down--possibly the original 'Cheshire cat'. In late 1855, he wrote the first verse of "Jabberwocky" here. Eastman says a part of his improvised railway line survives!


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