Schools & Sunday Schools



Ladyroyd School, WalshawRef 18-33
Hebden Bridge.

Aka Walshaw National School and Wadsworth Walshaw Non-Provided School.

The school was set up jointly with the West Riding authority and Lord Savile to provide education for the children of farmers and keepers who lived on the Savile Estate.

Walshaw, near where the school was situated and where the children lived, was several miles from schools run by the authority, so a school was set up on the estate – the building is still there.

It was established around 1870 and was one of the first schools in the district,

In the 1940s, it was the smallest school in the country with 2 pupils and one teacher – Miss Margaret Greenwood, and its single classroom was in a former farmhouse. It closed in 1948

This & associated entries use material contributed by Steven Beasley

Lancaster schoolRef 18-262
Aka British School

Lancastrian School, ShelfRef 18-L264
Opened in 18??.

Closed in 1???

Lane Head Academy, BrighouseRef 18-995
Recorded in 1891. Information could be had from Mr Young of Henry Street, Garden Road

Lanebottom British School, WalsdenRef 18-208

Lanebottom School, WalsdenRef 18-209
It accommodated 138 adults [1917]

Lanebottom Sunday School, WalsdenRef 18-923
The Sunday School for Lanebottom Wesleyan Methodist Church, Walsden.

When the new building opened in 1818, the trustees included Abraham Scholfield, James Scholfield and his son John the younger

This & associated entries use material contributed by Linda Briggs

Laneside School, SowerbyRef 18-374
Around 1850, John Mitchell kept a school at his home, at the top of Brocks, where it joins Sowerby Lane (above Luddendenfoot).

It started as an evening school and specialised in elementary subjects.

In 18??, he began to take day scholars.

He also taught half-timers from

His wife and daughter also taught at the school, and his wife continued the school after John's death.

Levi Haigh wrote a poem about the school, which by his time, was in ruins

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Cant

Langlea School, HipperholmeRef 18-984
Recorded in the 1940s & the 1950s, when the school for younger pupils was at the bottom of Highland Villa, Hipperholme, and the older pupils were at Langlea House

This & associated entries use material contributed by Joan Sugden

Larkhill AcademyRef 18-188
19th century school at Church Lane, Brighouse. Formerly known as Prospect Place Academy. May be named for nearby Larkhill Terrace, Brighouse.

In the 1870s, the Academy was run by Mr Nelson and Mr Young.

In 1877, a pupil won an exhibition to Owen's College, Manchester.

Recorded in 1891

, when Leach Colour Works were later built on the site.

See Miles Sharp

Law's Endowed School, RastrickRef 18-983
Under the terms of Mrs Judd's bequest, the School received £100, the interest of which was to be expended in the purchase of an annual prize for proficiency in Holy Scripture

See Mary Law's Charity School

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Law Hill School, SouthowramRef 18-448
A school for young ladies opened in the bottom floor of the former warehouse at Law Hill House in 1825 by Misses Patchett after they had moved from their earlier Patchett's Academy, Soyland

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Law's Seminary, Sowerby BridgeRef 18-704
In 1861, Mrs Charlotte Law ran a seminary at Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge

Lee's Day SchoolRef 18-192
Established by Abraham Lee in 1851 and held at New Road, Brighouse

Lee Mount Board SchoolRef 18-573
A board school opened in 1881.

Designed by J. F. Walsh.

Masters & teachers at the School have included

  • Thomas Parkinson [1881]
  • Miss Sarah E. Collins (infants) [1881]

The average attendance was 461 [1881], and 413 [1882].

It accommodated around 850 pupils [1894].

It accommodated 314 boys, 304 girls and 306 infants [1911].

It accommodated 314 boys, 304 girls and 284 infants [1917].

It accommodated 191 seniors and 384 juniors [1936].

See Evening Classes

Lee Mount Evening Continuation SchoolRef 18-622
Recorded in 1905

Lee Mount Junior & Infant SchoolRef 18-866

Lee Mount Primary SchoolRef 18-116
On 29th November 1904, fire caused an estimated £1,500 damage and partially destroyed the school.

See Evening Classes

Lemon Street School, HalifaxRef 18-757
Recorded in 1929, when Queens Road Health Centre was held there

Lewthwaite's: Joseph Lewthwaite & SonRef 18-496
A classical & commercial school established Joseph Lewthwaite.

It was at Woolshops [1822] and 5 Carlton Place, Halifax [1834]

In 1850, Joseph Lewthwaite & Son was listed at 5 Woolshops as

  • Jeweller, Silver Smith & Watch Maker – also at The Square
  • Pawn Broker

When he died [1871], Joseph was recorded as a schoolmaster

Leyland's Academy, HalifaxRef 18-255
19th century private school run by William Leyland in a building in Church Street, Halifax, near the Parish Church.

When the buildings were demolished, the school moved to 27 Wade Street, Halifax.

In 1822, it was listed as Leyland & Son.

Francis Alexander Leyland and his brother, Joseph, were educated at the school. Francis ran the school for a time

Leyland's School, HalifaxRef 18-521
Mrs Delia Leyland ran a private school in Halifax [around 1835] and at 4 Kent Street, Halifax [1838]

Lightcliffe AcademyRef 18-975
Stoney Lane.

Originally Eastfield Secondary School [1969], then Hipperholme & Lightcliffe High School [1985], then Lightcliffe Academy

Lightcliffe British SchoolRef 18-193
Bramley Lane. Built in 1868. It succeeded Mount Zion Voluntary School, Hipperholme. It closed in 1879

Lightcliffe Church of England (VA) Primary SchoolRef 18-L50
Originally the National School.

This was the gift of Evan Charles Sutherland-Walker.

There is a datestone: ECSW 1866 for Sutherland-Walker. It was built – on land called 5 days' work – at a cost of £5,000.

It was Sutherland-Walker's intention that it be a non-denominational school.

It lay empty for a time before opening in January 1869.

It opened in 1869 as two schools – one for boys, one for girls – and remained like this until the 2 amalgamated in 1906.

The school is still in use.

See John Brooke, Educating the Generations and The Story of a School

This & associated entries use material contributed by John Brooke

Lightcliffe High SchoolRef 18-472
The High School. A popular name for Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Liberal Club

Lightcliffe Ladies' High SchoolRef 18-455
A girls' finishing school organised by Sir Titus Salt. Around 1905, it occupied Bleak House, Lightcliffe. Miss Spencer was headmistress [1904]

Lightcliffe National SchoolRef 18-N3
A national school later known as Lightcliffe Church of England Junior School

Lightcliffe Preparatory SchoolRef 18-470
Wakefield Road. The building was originally Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Liberal Club.

In 1955, Archibald Lionel Watkins, a mathematics teacher from Somerset, bought the school for £2,000. He ran the school with his wife, Maude. It accommodated 160 pupils.

In 1959, the school was taken over by his son, Philip. He ran the school with his wife, Joan.

In 1979, the school was taken over by their daughter, Jackie.

In 2009, the name was changed to Hipperholme Grammar Junior School

Lightcliffe United Reformed Church Sunday SchoolRef 18-440
The Sunday School for Lightcliffe United Reformed Church opened on 9th September 1893

Lighthazels Sunday School, SoylandRef 18-978
A Sunday school for Lighthazels Chapel, Soyland was established in 1823

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jean Akroyd

Lindwell Day School, GreetlandRef 18-281
The school was established around 1840 and met in Lindwell Primitive Methodist Chapel, Greetland.

Each Saturday evening the school desks were moved into a nearby barn so that services could be held in the Chapel. The scholars replaced the desks on Monday morning

Lineholme Baptist Sunday School, StansfieldRef 18-989
The Sunday School of Lineholme Baptist Church, Stansfield.

See Lineholme Baptist Sunday School, Todmorden

Ling Bob Junior, Infant & Nursery SchoolRef 18-118
Pellon. The school opened in June 1954

Linsey's Ladies' School, BrighouseRef 18-184
A school is recorded in Commercial Street, Brighouse [1837]

Little Britain School, RippondenRef 18-873
It has been said that there was a school at Hanging Lee Mill, Ripponden, run by Thomas Lees and his wife, Rachel.

See Black Field House, Soyland

Lockwood's School, SalterhebbleRef 18-534
Around 1838, John Lockwood ran a private school at Salterhebble

Longfield Academy, HalifaxRef 18-254
19th century private school run by Thomas Benjamin Greenwood and his wife Mary at Longfield House, Parkinson Lane.

Scholars here have included

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Longroyde Board School, RastrickRef 18-175
A board school opened in November 1883. It accommodated 318 boys & girls and 160 infants [1917].

It was a Junior & Infants' School [1966], and is now [2019] a Junior School.

See Longroyde House, Rastrick

This & associated entries use material contributed by Valerie Buda

Longroyde Evening Cookery School, RastrickRef 18-L595
Recorded in 1897

Lower Edge Elementary School, EllandRef 18-658
Built in 1869 and enlarged in 1895 for 276 pupils. Recorded in 1917

Lower Edge National School, EllandRef 18-465
A national school founded in 1850.

See Elland National School

Lower Edge School, EllandRef 18-23
Closed in March 1954

Luddenden Church of England Primary SchoolRef 18-74
High Street. Aka Luddenden School / St Mary's Old School, Luddenden. The school was built by public subscription in 1825.

It was extended 1856. It was restored and extended in 1928.

It closed in 1993.

The Luddenden lockups were a part of the building.

See Luddenden School Pierrot Troupe

Luddenden Dene Church of England (VC) J, I & N SchoolRef 18-120
Kershaw Estate, Luddendenfoot

Luddenden Junior SchoolRef 18-917
Aka The Old School.

At the junction of High Street / New Road.

It is now a private house

Luddenden National SchoolRef 18-260
A national school recorded 1858-1859.

It was rebuilt and opened on 8th December 1928

Luddenden Non-Provided SchoolsRef 18-590
Recorded in 1905

Luddenden Wesleyan Sunday SchoolRef 18-415
Foundation stone laid on 5th September 1863

Luddendenfoot Board SchoolRef 18-18
The board school was built in 1894. Prior to that, education was provided at Luddendenfoot Congregational Church.

It accommodated 293 children [1895]

This & associated entries use material contributed by David Greaves

Luddendenfoot C of E SchoolRef 18-606
Morley Hall Lane.

It has been converted into private housing

Luddendenfoot Congregational SchoolRef 18-893
The lower part of Luddendenfoot Congregational Church [1859] was built for use as a school for half-timers who worked in the Whitworth's mills.

Around 1860, Luddendenfoot Congregational Savings Bank was established at the School

Luddendenfoot Evening SchoolRef 18-342
Recorded in 1905

Luddendenfoot Junior & Infant SchoolRef 18-121
Burnley Road

Luddendenfoot National SchoolRef 18-717

Luddendenfoot Sunday SchoolRef 18-889
A Sunday School was run at Luddendenfoot Wesleyan Methodist Church for
the poorly-clad and poorly-fed of the community

It was John Whitworth's plan to build a new School at the Methodist Chapel, but he died before money could be raised for the project. In 1879, his brother William gave £153 10/6d towards the School.

See Boy Mill, Luddendenfoot

Lumbutts Board SchoolRef 18-896
Established in 1878

Lumbutts Factory SchoolRef 18-937

See James Travis Whittaker

Lumbutts National SchoolRef 18-599
A national school. Built in 1880. It accommodated 298 children [1917]

Lumbutts SchoolRef 18-239
Church of England school built in 1877. Financed by John Fielden

Lumley's: Mr Lumley's Boarding School for Ladies, YorkRef 18-809
School attended by Anne Lister and where she met Eliza Raine, Isabella Norcliffe, Elizabeth Patchett, Elizabeth Wadsworth, and Caroline Walker.

When teachers found Anne and Eliza passing love-letters, Anne was expelled and returned to Halifax.

Some sources call the school Manor House School

Lundy's AcademyRef 18-244

Lydgate Baptist Sunday School, TodmordenRef 18-988
The Sunday School of Lydgate Baptist Church, Todmorden.

See Lydgate Baptist Sunday School, Todmorden

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