History of Broomfield

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Education in Broomfield

Reports and returns on schools and education in Broomfield. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.

1818

"Population 543. The minister states, there were £32 a year, originally destined to the support of a school, which are now expended in the parish rates. Two schools, at which about 50 children are educated by subscription. The poor are tolerably off as to instruction, and would be quite so, if the sum mentioned above was appropriated to the purposes of education."

Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818

1833

"Population 747. Four Daily Schools: in one of which, a Lancasterian School (commenced 1831) are 44 males and 38 females; the sum of £6 10s. is subscribed annually by some of the parishioners; the children contribute a small weekly payment, and the residue of the salary of the master and mistress is made up by a private individual; in the other three Schools 17 males and 31 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, of 54 males and 72 females, is supported by subscription; most of the Sunday scholars also attend the Daily Schools."

Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833

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Broomfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Broomfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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