Hawkshead towards the Grammar School by Unknown Artist - Hawkshead, Cumbria, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 22.426 W 002° 59.819
30U E 500195 N 6025108
Quick Description: "Hawkshead towards the Grammar School" is a view filled with cars. The painting shows Hawkshead church on the hill and the old Grammar School on the left after an extra floor has been added. Other buildings of the village have changed. Looking west.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/5/2013 2:53:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMGGV5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 7

Long Description:

Painting and Scene
The painting shows the church and the old Grammar School as two recognisable buildings still standing today. The modern white toilet block obscures the current view. The horse and birds are possibly fanciful additions by the unknown artist. Other village buildings have changed or been knocked down.
A famous scholar of the school was William Wordsworth, who like all school boys carved his initials in the lid of his wooden desk. Whilst attending the school with his brother, they stayed at Anne Tyson's Cottage.

Viewing
This painting is on view in Hawkshead Grammar School which has a small entrance fee. The Grammar School is still in the hands of the original family who set it up. The Grammar School is open between April and late October. Please check before travelling by calling 015394 36735 or visiting http://www.hawksheadgrammar.org.uk . Once inside, the painting was hung to the left of the fireplace on the ground floor.

Both Hawkshead church and Grammar School are listed structures.

Website of painting. Exact URL of painting is required: [Web Link]

Artist: unknown

Date of Painting: 1/1/1700

Date of Your Photograph: 3/1/2013

Medium of Painting: Oil on panel

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