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Old School, Waitby


The former Waitby & Smardale School is located on School Lane which runs between the villages of Waitby and Smardale. The school, on Waitby Fell, was originally built in 1680, funded with an endowed by James Highmoor. The school was rebuilt in 1867, it incorporates inscribed tablets from 1867 and from the original building:

This school was rebuilt by public subscription A.D. 1867
This schoole built by Mr James Highmoor borne at Waitby cloth worker in London for the use of Waitby and Smardale Anno Domini 1680

The school closed in 1913. The school building was then used as a Smardale Village Hall, until the 1950s. Later it was converted to residential use and is now available as a holiday let. The old school is a Grade II listed building on the National Heritage List for England.

Waitby Historic Buildings and Monuments in Waitby Civil Parish Former School 1867
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Waitby School

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Waitby School

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Waitby School

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WAITBY AND SMARDALE SCHOOL - List Entry
- "School, now store. Dated 1867, and built to replace a school established in 1660, now with minor C20 alterations. Rubble stone walling with quoins, and dressings to openings.....single, undivided ...

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Stone building near Waitby School

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Waitby School
- Website of the holiday let, including bookings, availability, history and local attractions "...Waitby and Smardale school was built on Waitby Fell in 1680 by James Highmore, a native of Waitby ...

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List number: 1268155
List grade: 2
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY7481007936

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