History of Belchamp St. Paul
Belchamp St Paul School c.1910
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History of Belchamp St. Paul >> Education in Belchamp St. Paul
Education in Belchamp St. Pauls
Reports and returns on schools and education in Belchamp St. Paul. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 496. A piece of land of about 2 acres now let for £3 3s. per annum, was left towards the maintenance of a village schoolmaster, which has for many years been appropriated to the use of a Sunday school, in which 76 children are instructed."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 808. One Daily School (commenced 1831) wherein 14 males receive instruction at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, in which are 50 males and 66 females; the rent of a piece of land which lets for £2 2s. per annum is applied towards the support of this School, and the Minister furnishes the remaining necessary funds. The master of the above Daily School observes, "that there is in this parish a substantial brick-built school room, which was erected in the year 1750 out of a certain fine concerning the removal of some earth off the Green, which was formerly held as a Free School for the education of a certain number of boys, and that there is also some land belonging to the same, but what quantity he is unable to state; neither does he know how the money arising therefrom is expended; the school room is occupied by a woman, who takes in children for plaiting."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Belchamp St Paul - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Belchamp St Paul - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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