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Kirkby Stephen Rectory

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Grammer School

In the civil parish of Kirky Stephen.
In the historic county of Westmorland.
Modern Authority of Cumbria.
1974 county of Cumbria.
Medieval County of Westmorland.

OS Map Grid Reference: NY77560880
Latitude 54.47408° Longitude -2.34769°

Kirkby Stephen Rectory has been described as a Uncertain although is doubtful that it was such.

There are masonry footings remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.


Grammar School, two buildings opposite one another in Vicarage Lane and immediately E. of the churchyard. The school was founded by Thomas Lord Wharton in 1566, when the former parsonage house became the headmaster's house and a building was erected for the school itself. These buildings are presumably represented by the existing W. and E. blocks respectively. They are of two storeys, with rubble walls and slate-covered roofs. The E. building was largely reconstructed in the 18th century except for the base of the E. wall which is probably of the 16th century. The back-wall was re-built in 1906. In the S. end is a modern traceried window, said to reproduce an ancient feature. The W. building has a taller central portion, probably refronted in the 18th century. In the E. wall is a stone with the initials and date S.S. 1677. (RCHME)

Included by Perriam and Robinson in their gazetteer of medieval fortified buildings because of its inclusion by Clare in his 1982 report on medieval fortified sites in Cumbria. The footings of the medieval buildings remain but there seems to be nothing to suggest the original building was fortified.
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