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place:- Mardale School
place:- Measandbecks School
place:- Measand School
locality:- Measandbecks
locality:- Measand
locality:- Mardale
locality:- Hawes Water
parish Bampton parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY486154
10Km square:- NY41
References OS County Series (Wmd 13)

1Km square NY4815

source:- OS County Series (Wmd 13)

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.
School (Endowed)
at Measandbecks
date:- 1860=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1860s

tiny photograph, 
button to large school, Measandbecks -- Measandbecks -- Measand -- Mardale -- Hawes Water -- Bampton -- Cumbria / -- Plaque from the school:- -- 'RICHARD WRIGHT / RICHARD LAW / 1713 / FOUNDER BENEFACTOR' -- now at Walmgat Head, Brampton. -- 29.9.2005

hearsay Founded by Richard Wright, 1713; room for a dozen pupils.
When the valley was flooded by Hawes Water Reservoir, the school was rebuilt as Walmgate Head, Brampton, opposite Thornthwaite Hall.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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