St Michael's and All Angels' Church (from a print c.1823
History of Berechurch >> Education in Berechurch
Reports and returns on schools and education in Berechurch. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 123. The poor avail themselves of the large schools in the town of Colchester."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 142. One Daily School (commenced 1832) wherein 6 males and 14 females are instructed at the expense of their parents."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Berechurch also known as West Donyland - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Berechurch also known as West Donyland - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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