button to main menu   Old Cumbria Gazetteer
place:- Ambleside School
place:- Kelsick Grammar School
locality:- Ambleside
parish Lakes parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY38280440
10Km square:- NY30

1Km square NY3804


school, Ambleside -- Ambleside -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- 21.7.2008

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 33:-
[Ambleside] ... The town also reaps the benefit of a well-endowed grammar-school, founded by John Kelswick in 1721.
person:- : Kelswick, John
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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 155:-
Ambleside ... a school founded by Mr. John Kelwich 1723.
person:- : Kelwich, John
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 132:-
... The school-house was built and endowed by a Mr Kelsick of Ambleside, is free for the inhabitants of the town, and the yearly salary is about forty pounds, arising out of the lands left by the donee. The Reverence Isaac Knipe, M.A. is the schoolmaster and curate of the chapel ...
person:- : Kelsick, Mr
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

hearsay Built with the money left by John Kelsick to the Kelsick Educational Trust for the education of children in Ambleside. There was first a preaching teacher at St Anne's Church. Later there was a proper school built up the Stockghyll Road, used from 1908-65; which is now an annexe of St Martin's College.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

button to lakes menu  Lakes Guides menu.