The great architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner praised Edgar Wood for his originality and some of his greatest buildings can still be found in Yorkshire where Wood had close family connections. The Edgar Wood Heritage Group (Yorkshire) is dedicated to raising the awareness of the work of Edgar Wood, especially in Yorkshire, encouraging and carrying out research on Edgar Wood and his influence in the region and lobbying to ensure the preservation and enhancement of his work.
The Group is in the process of creating an archive of Wood’s work and related subjects. Activities have included the opening to the public and interpretation of Wood’s buildings on Heritage Open Days, the organisation of lectures on the work of Edgar Wood and associated topics as well as the preparation of publications on aspects of Wood’s work in the region.
Heritage Open Days 2017: Edgar Wood's Briarcourt
2017 - FULLY BOOKED ONCE AGAIN!
But there are plenty of other places throwing open their doors. Go to the Discover Huddersfield website to download this year's Heritage Open Days brochure for Kirklees - it's bigger and better than ever.
In Lindley, St Stephen's Parish Church will be open on Saturday 9 September (10.00-16.00) and Sunday 10 September (220.127.116.11). And at 10.30am on Saturday 9 September there is a chance to find out more about those who are buried in the churchyard including some of those who lived at Briarcourt (below). The walk is free but booking is essential (01484 645695 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Meanwhile, over in Wood's home town of Middleton, the annual heritage festival which celebrates the work of the architect is in full swing.
Go to middletonheritage.co.uk/middletons-golden-cluster/ for more details.
Edgar Wood Heritage Group (Yorkshire) 2017