Help us save William Blake’s cottage

Blake's Cottage is in urgent need of repair

Blake's Cottage, in the village of Felpham on the West Sussex coast, is one of the most important buildings in English literary history, but this key part of our national heritage is in real danger of being lost forever. The poet, writer, artist, printer and visionary William Blake lived here, with his wife Catherine, when he wrote the poem that provides the words for the much-loved anthem: Jerusalem.

The Blake Cottage Trust is working to save this listed building and create a centre celebrating William & Catherine Blake

A new board of trustees was appointed in early 2024 to take the project forward.  Our plan has three stages:

The trust is working hard to secure grants and donations to make this possible and create a beautiful and inspirational location that celebrates the lives and works of William and Catherine and their enduring influence.

Securing the cottage for the nation and for future generations

Any donation will be put to immediate use to restore Blake's Cottage and then to realise our long-term vision.  You can give by clicking on the button below or contact the Trust directly.

Thank you!

You can help save William Blake’s Cottage

Achieving our goals

The immediate need is for the funds to replace the thatched roof and restore the structural integrity of the building.  The cost estimate for this is £125,000In the longer term we need to raise up to £3 million to realise the vision of a vibrant Blake Centre open to everyone.