Burnsall Grammar School

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Burnsall Grammar School MYD34491 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Burnsall Grammar School MYD34491 (c) YDNPA, 2023

The Old Grammar School in Burnsall still houses the local primary school. It was built in 1601 next to the church with a house for the master and dormitories for boarders. The money for the school was donated by William Craven, Lord Mayor of London, who was born in Burnsall. A panel over the door records its founder “William Craven Alderman of London founder of this Schoole Anno Dmi 1601”.

The school is built of ashlar (finely dressed) masonry with a graduated stone slate roof. It is two storeys high and there are 19th century and later additions.


Hartley, Marie & Ingilby, Joan (1991) The Yorkshire Dales. Otley:Smith Settle

Stockdale, Alan & Townend, John (2002) Burnsall School. Burnsall: Trustees of Burnsall School


Burnsall is on B6160 3 miles from Threshfield and 8 miles from Bolton Bridge. School is on east side of B6160 next to the village church. View from road. No public access.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Burnsall. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside.