Hawkshead Grammar School
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Hawkshead Relish Company
This renowned chutney company sells an enormous choice of relishes and jams.
Lonely Planet review
In centuries past, promising young gentleman were sent to Hawkshead's village school for their educational foundation. Among the former pupils was a certain William Wordsworth, who attended the school from 1779 to 1787. The curriculum was punishing: 10 hours' study a day, covering weighty subjects such as Latin, Greek, geometry, science and rhetoric. Hardly surprising young Willie felt the urge to carve his name into one of the desks.
Upstairs is a small exhibition exploring the history of the school.