The poet Walter Savage Landor was born in this house in Warwick in 1775. It has been part of the King's High School for Girls since 1879. The poet lived in Italy for many years and died in Florence in 1864. He was buried there but a memorial was erected to him in St Mary's Warwick in 1888. Dickens was a particular friend of Landor and other writers such as Swinburne and John Cowper Powys were influenced by him.
Landor House, Smith Street
The house is close to the Eastgate in the centre of Warwick.