I came across this lovely building dating from 1864 recently whilst walking around Southport town center with old chum Roy Connell and thought it must have an interesting history. Internet searches commenced:-
I soon found an article on the Southport Visiter newspaper web site (originally from 2008) which gives an insight into this unique building and its history. Here’s the article:-
A quote from the Visiter article says:- ‘John Ruskin, the esteemed Victorian essayist, once described Trinity Chapel [which stood next to the School House] as “the most beautiful church in Methodism”.’ Well certainly the surviving School House must be one of the most beautiful houses in Southport or anywhere else for that matter.
The photo is amongst my Flickr photos at:-