He established the Keswick School of Industrial Arts. He was one of the founders of the National Trsut and was directly responsible for the Trust owning vast tracts of land in the area.
In this collection of essays Michael Mullett, an Internationally acclaimed historian of early modern Europe, explores the transformation of Penrith from a manorial possession into a self-governing urban community and a flagship in Cumbria of the heroic Victorian 'Age of Improvement'.
Canon Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley (1851-1920) left his mark on the Lake District. He founded the National Trust and he fought for the conservation of the landscape. He erected monuments and resurrected festivals and established the Keswick School of Industrial Arts. And he was a very energetic, opinionated and influential clergyman and parish priest.