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History of Blackmore >> Education in Blackmore
Reports and returns on schools and education in Blackmore. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 620. A school for boys and one for girls, containing together 95 children. The poor are in general without the means of educution; and those who are instructed gratis, are grossly negligent in the regularity of their attendance."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 648. Four Daily Schools: one of which (commenced 1823) containing 6 males and 25 females, is partly supported by subscription and partly by payments from the children; the other three as follows; 13 males (commenced 1819); 4 males and 2 females (commenced 1832); 28 males and 8 females (commenced 1833); in these Schools the instruction is wholly at the expense of the parents. Two Sunday Schools, supported by subscription: in one whereof are 16 females, and in the other (commenced 1821) 25 males."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Blackmore - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Blackmore - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805 (map badly damaged)
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