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Burbank House, Little Blencow
Burbank House
Blencow Grammar School
locality:-   Little Blencow
locality:-   Blencow
civil parish:-   Greystoke (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
locality type:-   school (ex) 
coordinates:-   NY45553269
1Km square:-   NY4532
10Km square:-   NY43

BQT77.jpg (taken 11.6.2009)  
BQT78.jpg  Plaque:-
"[THOMAS BURBANK / ]" (taken 11.6.2009)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 49) 
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.
"Grammar School (Endowed)"

evidence:-   old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions) 
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.
image CAM2P192, button  goto source
Page 192:-  "..."
"... Here [Blencow] is a very good grammar-school, founded and endowed 19 Elizabeth by Thomas Burbank, who was born in the town, and had been a schoolmaster."

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Burbank House
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"BURBANK HOUSE / / / DACRE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73768 / NY4556632705"

BQT79.jpg  Weathervane, a greyhound?
(taken 11.6.2009)  

The school was first built 1577, rebuilt 1795.

Paley and Austin series
person:-   architect
 : Austin, Hubert J
person:-   architect
 : Paley, Henry A
date:-   1925

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