Ashingdon School, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Ashingdon >> Education in Ashingdon
Reports and returns on schools and education in Ashingdon. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 102. The clerk teaches about 20 boys in the summer and about 7 during the winter, in the church before service begins. All the poor children of the parish have the privilege of attending the Rochford national school."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 98. One Daily School containing 7 males and 9 females, and One Sunday School of 16 males and 23 females: both Schools (commenced 1833) are supported by the Rector and Curate of Ashingdon and South Fambridge, and are for the inhabitants of those places jointly."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
National School (mixed) for the parishes of South Fambridge and Ashingdon, holding 60 children; Miss Harriett Lethbridge, mistress.
Source: Kelly's Directory 1882
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Ashingdon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Ashingdon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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