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school, Kirkby Stephen
Kirkby Stephen Grammar School
Street:-   Vicarage Lane
locality:-   Kirkby Stephen
civil parish:-   Kirkby Stephen (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   school
coordinates:-   NY77560880
1Km square:-   NY7708
10Km square:-   NY70
references:-   Simpson 1746

CAQ50.jpg (taken 9.5.2014)  
CAQ51.jpg (taken 9.5.2014)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 23 15) 
source data:-   Maps, 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.
"Free Grammar School"

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Simpson 1746
placename:-  Kirkby Stephen
placename:-  Stephen's Church
item:-  marketfairstockings
source data:-   Atlas, three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
image SMP3P6, button  goto source
Page 1024:-  "..."
"Kirkby Stephen, ... a Free-School founded and endowed by the Family of Wharton. ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland Divided into their Respective Wards, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin et al, published by T Bowles, Robert Sayer, and John Bowles, London, 1760.
cross potent, charity school 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
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evidence:-   old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions) 
item:-  marketstockings
source data:-   Book, 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 156:-  "..."
"Kirkby Stephen ... Here is a freeschool, founded by Thomas first lord Wharton in the reign of Elizabeth."

evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
image G823B324, button  goto source
Gentleman's Magazine 1823 part 2 p.324  "KIRKBY-STEPHEN, founded in 1566, by Thomas Lord Wharton, and endowed by him and others with various benefactions. There are exhibitions both to Oxford and Cambridge for scholars educated here."

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"School, founded 1566. Coursed, squared, rubble with chamfered plinth. Graduated stone-flagged roof with stone copings and kneelers. Bellcote to south end, brick chimney to north end. 2 storeys. West elevation has numerous blocked openings in addition to one 16-paned sash next to plank door at north end. 1st floor band; single sash with glazing bars to each end above. Much restored Perpendicular window with hood-mould in south gable."

site of a hall

Perriam, D R &Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6

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