ABOUT THE TOPONYMY OF THE AREA OF OUR SCHOOL IN THE XVIth CENTURY

The original historical documentation does not include many references to original names on the lands where the school remains settled.

1. In the Conditions Document, drafted for the auction of the works, it is indicated “on […] the site which had been purchased by the order of Your Honour, going from the aforesaid town to the Hermitage of his lord San Lazarus. […] ».

2. In another Land Assignment document, “[…] it was mandated to build a church and a school, on the site next to the Hermitage of the San Lázaro Bridge, […]”.

3. The historian Armando Cotarelo Valledor, researcher of the archives of the school and author of a manual on the developer of the work, Cardinal Don Rodrigo de Castro, describes the place as “[…] in the lush banks of the Cabe River, in the west part of the town, past the stream and the so-called “El Arrabal”, towards the neighborhood of Carúa [sic], walking around the hermitage of San Lázaro ».

4. The term Carud is shown on the map of Fontán, although, according to it, Carud is located on the other bank of the Cabe River. At present, Carude is the name of a neighbourhood, a street and a square, all near the school.

The grounds where the school is settled are crossed by a stream. Cotarelo says that “[…] it adjoins the majestic Cabe on its north border, and the San Lázaro stream by the east, […]”. According to the given description, it seems to refer to the one which, currently, receives the name of “Riachuelo de las Malloadas”.