Claife Station, built in the 1790s as a viewpoint where visitors could look at Lake Windermere. It was most fashionable with tourists in the 1830s and 40s. The windows of the drawing room were the Station’s most celebrated feature; each had a different aspect, viewed through different coloured glass to enhance variations in weather and seasons. The tinted glass in these windows was intended to recreate lighting effects in the landscape. Yellow represented summer, orange was for autumn, light green for spring, and light blue for winter. There was also a dark blue for moonlight and a lilac tint to give the impression of a thunderstorm.