Hawkshead Grammar School

Hawkshead Grammar School

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Hawkshead Grammar School was built in 1585 where a young William Wordsworth and his brother were sent after the death of their mother.

Wiiliam’s time at the school is well documented and you can still see his name carved into his wooden desk.

The school room is largely unchanged.

The museum has a fascinating collection of artefacts relating to the old school, some date back to the 16th century.

The school closed in 1909.

The photos below show that things haven’t changed too much down the years apart from the sandstone windows and doorway.