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History of Boxted >> Education in Boxted
Reports and returns on schools and education in Boxted. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 600. Three petty schools containing 45 children; and a Sunday school supported by voluntary contributions, consisting of 78 children; also two schools for Dissenters, one containing 15, the other 8 or 9 children. The poor are desirous of having the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 832. One Day and Sunday School, containing 30 females daily, and 20 males and 30 females on Sundays, this School is supported by voluntary contributions."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
"5th June. Site 150 X 69 feet. Conveyed by churchwardens to the vicar and two parishioners. Not a valid tenure. Two school rooms 24 X 19 X 9 feet and 20 X 16 X 9 feet. The rooms are not inconvenient, but the wall is in a bad state of repair. In the smaller room four boys between 6 and 10 years old are nominally taught by a master. In the larger 47 boys and girls are taught by mistress. Good order. Instruction quite elementary. Reading taught in good time. Mistress not trained. Entire annual expense about £20."
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1846
"There are two schools, one of which is occupied by a master, without any pupils. In the other room 51 young children are instructed by a mistress in reading the Scriptures; they learn large portions of the Bible by heart, and can repeat many of the Articles. They cannot cipher, and spell very imperfectly. The mass of the population live about a mile and a half from the school."
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on education: with appendices, Volume 1, 1847
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Boxted - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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