Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

This is Giggleswick Public School. That may be very confusing to people outside the U.K., for a Public School in England and Wales is a fee-charging endowed school originally for older boys that was "public" in the sense of being open to pupils irrespective of locality, denomination or paternal trade or profession. But, it is definitely fee paying and usually quite expensive!

There has been a school in Giggleswick since 1499 when it was founded on half an acre of land leased by the Prior and Convent of Durham, to James Carr, the priest at the parish Church of St Alkelda, to enclose and build, at his own expense.

It has been enlarged and moved over the years and the building you see here, was built in 1867, when it moved out of the village centre up the hill to this location.

There will be a slightly different photograph of the building and some statues as workshops.

Thank you for your continued interest, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 372 N: 21865] (85932)
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