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placename:- Community Hall
other name:- Longsleddale School
locality:- Longsleddale
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
village hall; school
coordinates:- NY50090290
10Km square:- NY50

1Km square NY5002

photograph

Community Hall -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 7.8.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 27 11,12)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
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School
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old directory:- Kelly 1897

Kelly's Directory of Cumberland and Westmorland, published by Kelly and Co, London, 1897.
National School (mixed) (Walker's school trust of 19 16s. 4d. with an endowment from Long Sleddale, in the hands of the Charity Commissioners), built in 1863, for 45 children; average attandance 24; Miss E. J. Halstead, mmistress.
person:- teacher : Halstead, E J, Miss
date:- 1897
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old directory:- Kelly 1894

Kelly's Directory of Cumberland and Westmorland, published by Kelly and Co, London, 1894.
National School (mixed) built in 1863, for 45 children: average attandance 26; Thomas B. Wright, master.
person:- teacher : Wright, Thomas B
date:- 1894
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

descriptive text:- Bulmer 1880s (1st edn 1885/Wmd)

The parsonage and school were also rebuilt at the same time [1863] by the benevolent lady of the manor [the late Hon. Mrs. Howard of Levens Hall]. The latter is endowed with L600, L300 of which was given by the Rev, Miles Walker, and the remainder by the inhabitants.
Marshall Miss Georgina, schoolmistress
person:- : Howard, Mrs
person:- clergyman : Walker, Miles
person:- teacher : Marshall, Georgina, Miss
date:- 1895
period:- 19th century, late

source:- Whellan 1860

History and Topography of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, by William Whellan, published by W Whellan and Co, Pontefract, Yorkshire, by Whittaker and Co, London, and by Galt and Co, Manchester, Greater Manchester, 1860.
...
In 1853 the Rev. Miles Walker, brother of the present incumbent [of the chapel], gave L300, on condition that the inhabitants of the township would raise a similar sum, and devote it to the education of the poor of the chapelry. The inhabitants subscribed L250, to which the master and fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge, added L50, thus making up the amount required, which was invested in the Three-per-cent Consols, and now produces about L21 per annum. The Hon. Mrs. Howard also subscribes L10 a year for the education of poor children. A new schoolhouse is much needed.
person:- clergyman : Walker, Miles
date:- 1860
period:- 19th century, late; 1860s

old map:- Hodgson 1828

Map, 4 sheets, Westmorland, by T Hodgson, scale about 1 1/4 inches to 1 mile, engraved by W R Gardner, ?published by C Smith, 1828.
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placename:- School
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early

descriptive text:- Ffinch 1983

Book, Kendal and the Kent Valley, by Michael Ffinch, published by Robert Hale, London, 1983.
Near the church stands the old school, though it has long been closed as a school. ...

directory:- Bulmer 1880s (1st edn 1885/Wmd)

LONG SLEDDALE TOWNSHIP. / Marshall Miss Georgina, schoolmistress
person:- teacher : Marshall, Georgina, Miss
school
date:- 1885
period:- 19th century, late; 1880s

directory:- Bulmer 1880s (2nd edn 1905/Wmd)

LONGSLEDDALE. / Harrison, Miss Mary Jane, school-mistress
person:- teacher : Harrison, Mary Jane, Miss
date:- 1905
period:- 1900s

directory:- Kelly 1858

Post Office Directory of Westmoreland and Cumberland, published by Kelly and Co, London, 1858.
Long Sleddale / COMMERCIAL / Cowherd Thomas, schoolmaster
person:- teacher : Cowherd, Thomas
school
date:- 1858
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

directory:- Mannex 1849

Book, History, Topography, and Directory of Westmorland, and Lonsdale North of the Sands in Lancashire, by P J Mannex, published by Simpkin, Marshall and Co, London, 1849.
LONGSLEDDALE TOWNSHIP. / Airey, Chpr. school master.
person:- teacher : Airey, Christopher
school
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

hearsay The school closed in 1947.

fiction Ward, Humphrey, Mrs: 1888: Robert Elsmere
An old attitude to teaching is expressed in chapter 2:-
But there were one or two old men still lingering in the dale who could have told him [Mr Thornborough, the vicar] a great deal ..., whose memory went back to the days when the relative social importance of the dale parsons exactly expressed by the characteristic Westmoreland saying: "Ef ye'll nobbut send us a gude schulemeaster, a verra' moderate parson 'ull dea!" ...

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