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placename:- Wasdale Head school
locality:- Wasdale Head
parish Nether Wasdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY18650839
10Km square:- NY10

1Km square NY1808


Wasdale Head school -- Wasdale Head -- Nether Wasdale -- Cumbria / -- 11.5.2009

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 120:-
[Wasdale Head] ... There is now a school:- a chapel and a school and no public house! The schoolmaster is entertained on "whittlegate" terms: that is, he boards at the farm-houses in turn. An old man told us that the plan answers. "He gets them on very well," said he; "and particularly in the spelling. He thinks that if they can spell, they can do all the rest." Such are the original conclusions arrived at in Wastdale Head. ...
person:- teacher
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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