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Postal address:

The Rowntree Society, Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York YO23 1BW, UK



00 (+44) 01904 543384



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Want to support the Rowntree Society?

We are a small independent charity, with limited resources, and we welcome your support of all kinds, whether financially or by volunteering with your time or expertise.


Make a donation?

Please think about giving a financial donation at Charity Giving; to make a financial donation, just go to


Donate materials?

We don’t have our own Rowntree archive, so we can’t easily accept donations of materials. If you are looking for a home for any item or photograph, we are happy to put you in touch with the relevant people and institutions who may be able to help you.


Want to volunteer?

Please get in touch if you would like to volunteer to work on any of our projects. Examples of work that our recent volunteers have done include researching and writing materials for publication; helping out at events; oral history work; office work; database development, photography, etc.


Add to our Rowntree Memories collection?

We are currently building a memories bank. If you would like to send us your memory you can do so at



Want to know more about the images on this site?

Most of the images on this site are low-resolution thumbnails, for illustrative purposes only, and a lot are taken from open-access sites on the Internet. In most cases we are unlikely to be able to provide further information about their provenance and we do not have access to high-resolution images for the purposes of reproduction.


Are you a teacher? In school?

See our Resources section for a selection of teaching materials specially commissioned by the Rowntree Society, and developed by the History Department at the Mount School York. If you would like support in developing further teaching materials please get in touch,



Want more information?

If you don’t find the right answer on this site please get in touch at the above address and we will do our best to answer your question or put you in touch with others who may be able to help you further. Contact



Want to help build the Rowntree Wiki on this website?

The material in the Rowntree Wiki is intended to give a brief overview of Rowntree history. We are grateful to our contributors and we welcome comments, corrections, and suggestions for a further entries. You can do this at the foot of each Wiki entry, or else by email direct to  We can’t guarantee a personal response but we’ll ensure the right person receives your comment and any suggestions for changes on the website are given due consideration.



Want us to arrange a Rowntree walk for you or your group?

We can arrange specialist walks subject to requirements; for further information, contact



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