Built in the late 19th century, there are clues to the exact date in the pictures below, this marvellous building was financed by John Passmore Edwards but the inspiration behind the building and it’s use came from novelist & social reformer, Mary Ward. Only named Mary Ward House after her death in 1921 this building was a pioneering education centre and included the first classrooms equipped for children with disabilities.
I don’t really think there’s much point me trying to tell you too much about the building as there are much better efforts out there on t’interweb. (see links below) All I will say is that it is currently a conference centre and, according to their website, a regular bit part player in films & TV shows. As with all my buildings, I thoroughly recommend a visit.