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History of Ashdon >> Education in Ashdon
Reports and returns on schools and education in Ashdon. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 735. Two schools, entirely supported by the payments of the respective children; and a charity school, where about 30 boys and girls are instructed by the church clerk; supported by voluntary contributions. The poorer classes are generally without sufficient mean of educating their children."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 898. One Daily School, containing 30 males and 35 females; 14 of these children are paid for by Viscount Maynard, 7 by the Rector, 9 by the parish, and the remainder by the parents. One Sunday School supported by the Rector and attended by 18 males and 54 females."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
Board School (mixed), erected in 1878 for 165 children, with an average attendance of 80; John Robert Dare, master; Mrs Annie Dare, infants' mistress.
National School (mixed), for 110 children, with an average attendance of 90; it was restored and enlarged in 1877; Arthur Goatcher, master; Miss Elizabeth Smith, infants' mistress.
Source: Kelly's Directory 1882
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Ashdon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Ashdon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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