History of Ardleigh

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Education in Ardleigh

Reports and returns on schools and education in Ardleigh. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.


"Population 1,186. A national Sunday school for boys, and a national Sunday and week day school for girls, besides village schools "

Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818


" Population 1,545. Six Daily Schools: wherein 119 children of both sexes are instructed at the expense of their parents, with the exception of 20 females who are sent by the ladies of the parish. Two Sunday Schools: in one whereof are 47 males and 60 females, who attend the Established Church, the other consists of 22 males and 20 females, and is connected with Wesleyan Methodists; both Schools are supported by voluntary contributions."

Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833


National School, Charles Homer Snelgar, master; Mrs Elizabeth Phoebe Snelgar, mistress.

Crockleford Heath (mixed) with about 30 children and supported by Hector Rebow esq; Miss C Chandler, mistress.

Source: Kelly's Directory 1882

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Ardleigh - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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