Thrushcross Grange, the house owned by the Lintons and then inhabited by Lockwood
, is a symbol of tamed, refined, civilized culture. Even when Heathcliff
owns it, he chooses to rent it rather than live in it, for its formality does not suit the likes of him. In contrast to Wuthering Heights, "The Grange" stands for manners and civility. It is an outpost of education and urbanity in the midst of the wildness of the northern English moors.