Keswick Industrial Arts, Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria

Keswick Industrial Arts, Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria
Photograph taken 14 February 2002 © Dr Bryan C Lindley LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 71878

This building was originally the Keswick School of Industrial Art. It was built in 1893 in a local style, using local materials. It was built for Canon Rawnsley who was a patron of Beatrix Potter and founder of the National Trust. He established Keswick Industrial Arts in 1883. He was a supporter of the Arts and Crafts movement. The school produced high quality decorative metalwork until it was closed in 1984.

Location

Cumbria Keswick

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

art design craft school Victorian (1837 - 1901)