Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Cottage May Float Your Boat

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Cottage May Float Your Boat

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A cottage with links to the UK's greatest naval hero, Horatio Lord Nelson, has come up for sale.

The three-bedroom property, which is in an idyllic forest clearing, was built during the early years of the 19th century by Admiral Thomas Graves.

He was Lord Nelson's second in command and accompanied him during the Battle of Copenhagen which, although forgotten now, was key to securing Britain's naval and economic superiority over France.

After the battle, Nelson and Graves were thanked by parliament and Graves was made Knight Commander of the Bath and described by The Times as "a very gallant fellow".

Before this Graves had already seen action during the Seven Years War, American War of Independence and French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. But while Graves spent a lot of his life from an early age at sea in the service of his country, he was also a landlubber at heart. …

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