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Yorkshire & Humberside

High Street 101
(Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum)

James Cook Leaving Great Ayton

Marton, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire 1728 - Hawaï 1779
British explorer, navigator and cartographer, famous because of his three voyages to the Pacific Ocean
Nicholas Dimbleby

Great Ayton /  James Cook Leaving Great Ayton   Great Ayton /  James Cook Leaving Great Ayton


Commemorative plaque with a relief showing James Cook walking in a storm.



James Cook, circumnavigator and explorer, attended
this school which was founded by Michael Postgate
in 1704. Whilst in Great Ayton James Cook lived at
Aireyholme Farm on the side of Roseberry Topping
where his father worked for Thomas Skottowe
the Lord of the Manor. Cook left Great Ayrton
in 1745 for Staithes, subsequently becoming
apprenticed to John Walker, ship owner of Whitby.

This plaque, showing the young Cook leaving Great Ayrton
was executed by6 Nicholas Dimbleby
and erected by the Captain Cook Schoolroom Trust in 1997.


N Dimbleby '97

Great Ayton - James Cook Leaving Great Ayton



Locatie (N 54°29'19" - W 1°8'4") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbyh179; Photograph: 30 July 2019
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