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placename:- Hawkshead Grammar School
locality:- Hawkshead
parish Hawkshead parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
school
coordinates:- SD35249804
10Km square:- SD39

1Km square SD3598

photograph

Hawkshead Grammar School -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- 16.9.2005
photograph

Hawkshead Grammar School -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Plaque above door, commemorating Rev Edwin Sandys of Hawkshead, Archbishop of York, who founded the school, 1585. -- 16.9.2005

old map:- OS County Series (Lan 5 2)

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.
Hawkshead Free Grammar School

placename:- Hawkshead Free Grammar School
school
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old print:- Bradley 1901

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Print, uncoloured lithograph, The School House, Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Joseph Pennell, published by Macmillan and Co, London, 1901.
On page 201 of Highways and Byways in the Lake District, by A G Bradley.
printed at bottom:-
The School House, Hawkshead.

placename:- School House, The
date:- 1901
period:- 1900s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Hawkshead Grammar School, Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped on reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Hawkshead Grammar School, schoolroom, Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped on reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Hawkshead Grammar School, before alterations, Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 29:-
... At the ancient Grammar School of Hawkshead, Wordsworth and his brother were educated.
person:- : Wordsworth, William
person:- : Wordsworth, John
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 16:-
[Hawkshead] ... The Grammar-school, founded by Archbishop Sandys, has produced many eminent scholars.
Page 158:-
...
[Hawkshead] ... The Free Grammar School has been the nursing mother of many eminent scholars. ...

placename:- Grammar School, The
other name:- Free Grammar School, The
person:- : Sandys, Archbishop
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old advertisement:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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Advertisement for globes
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 143:-
...
Hawkshead, the 4th market town in Furness, is built in an odd fashion, the birth-place of archbishop Sandys, who here founded a grammar-school ... Inscription over the school-house:
Mr. Rawlinson was a considerable benefactor.
person:- : Sandys, Edwin; Sandys, Archbishop
person:- : Rawlinson, Daniel
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 146:-
...
... At Hawkshead is a grammar-school endowed with one hundred pounds salary; the present master and usher are both Fellows of Colleges, and have upwards of one hundred boys under their care: this school is very beneficial both to the town and neighbourhood, by the number of gentlemens sons boarded there; it also makes this place much resorted to by the families who visit their children here in Summer; ...
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
HAWKSHEAD GRAMMAR SCHOOL / / MAIN STREET / HAWKSHEAD / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 76852 / SD3523698038
courtesy of English Heritage
School, now museum. 1675, entrance rebuilt 1888, windows 1891. Roughcast stone with ashlar dressings, slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays. 3:2:2-light ovolo-mullioned windows, those to ground floor with 3-centred heads to lights, and label moulds to 1st floor windows; leaded glazing. Entrance between 1st and 2nd bays has architrave, pulvinated frieze with panel dated 1585; above, a plaque with armorial bearing and memorial inscription to the founder, and date 1675 (placed there by the builder) under consoled cornice, the brackets with incised decoration, with scrolly pediment and crest; above, an obliquely set sundial in eared and shouldered architrave. Rainwater head dated 1891. Left return has projecting gable-end stack with round shaft on square base. Right return has 4-light windows, with 3-light window to rear wing, which has gable-end and cross-axial stacks with round shafts. Interior has chamfered beams; elliptical-headed fireplace. Fixed benches and desks covered with the carved names of pupils. Panelled door with strap hinges leads to stone dog-leg stair. The school was founded by Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York, in 1585, and built by Daniel Rawlinson. in 1675. Its most famous pupil was William Wordsworth, who attended 1778-1787, and whose name is carved on a desk.

placename:- Hawkshead Grammar School
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD35239803
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

old print:- Robertson 1911

Wordsworthshire, by Eric Robertson, Windermere, Westmorland, illustrated by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
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Print, lithograph? Schoolroom, Hawkshead, from a watercolour by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
Tipped in opposite p.68 of Wordsworthshire by Eric Robertson.
printed at bottom:-
SCHOOLROOM, HAWKSHEAD / (Wordsworth's name cut on desk)
signed at painting lower left:-
Arthur Tucker
date:- 1911
period:- 1910s

old print:- Goodwin 1887 (edn 1890)

Set of prints, etchings? 56 views in Westmorland, Cumberland, etc, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
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Print, etching? Hawkshead Grammar School, Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
Tipped in opposite p.18 of Through the Wordsworth Country, by William Knight.
printed at lower right:-
Hawkshead Grammar school

placename:- Hawkshead Grammar School
date:- 1887
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, The Free Grammar School, Hawkshead, Lancashire, engraved by C and A Young, Edinburgh, published 1870.
On p.91 of Furness, Past and Present.
printed at lower left:-
C&A YOUNG EDINR.
printed at bottom:-
THE FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, HAWKSHEAD.

placename:- Free Grammar School, The
date:- 1870
period:- 19th century, late

sketch map:-
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Sketch map on display in Hawkshead Grammar School

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Hawkshead Grammar School -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- 20.9.2013
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button to large Hawkshead Grammar School -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- List of masters:- -- 'This school was founded & endowed with Lands &c to the Value of 50 p.Annum by Edwin Sandys, A, bp of York, 1585, ...' -- 16.9.2005
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button to large Hawkshead Grammar School -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Carved on a desk:- -- 'W. WORDSWORTH' -- 16.9.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large Hawkshead Grammar School -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Accounts kept by Ann Tyson with whom William Wordsworth lodged, 1783. -- 16.9.2005

photographs
courtesy of David Warren
tiny photograph, 
button to large Hawkshead Grammar School -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Terrestrial globe, John Cary, 1831. -- 20.9.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large Hawkshead Grammar School -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Terrestrial globe, John Cary, 1831. -- 20.9.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large Hawkshead Grammar School -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Terrestrial globe, John Cary, 1831. -- 20.9.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large Hawkshead Grammar School -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Celestial globe, John Cary, 1805? -- 20.9.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large Hawkshead Grammar School -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Celestial globe, John Cary, 1805? -- 20.9.2013

hearsay Founded by Archbishop Sandys, 1585; closed 1909. William Wordsworth went to school here. Another pupil was the astronomer William Pearson, 18th century.

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