Former school, Oughtershaw, North Yorkshire

Former school, Oughtershaw, North Yorkshire
Photograph taken 28 June 2004 © Mr David H. Brown. Source Historic England Archive ref: 324635

This building was originally a school and chapel. It was built in 1856 probably by John Ruskin for Charles Woodd, in memory of his wife Lydia Wilson Woodd. The building post-dates the publication of Ruskin's "The Stones of Venice" (1851 and 53). Ruskin made frequent visits to the north of England in the later 1850s and was acquainted with the Woodd family of Oughtershaw Hall. The family archives include letters from Ruskin regarding the school.


North Yorkshire Oughtershaw


Victorian (1837 - 1901)


school education church religion faith Victorian (1837 - 1901)