History of Childerditch

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Old school house, Childerditch
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Education in Childerditch

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


"Population 263.The poor are without the means of education, and are desirous of possessing them."

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


"Population 251. One Sunday School of 19 males and 17 females is supported by the Rector."

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


"A very handsome and well arranged school house. 30 children from 3 to 12 years old. The order very good and the instruction in all subjects is remarkably efficient. I know no school in which so much has been effected in so short a time. The mistress teaches under the very active superintendence of the rector's lady."

Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1846


"Boys and Girls. A neat village school. The attendance regular owing to careful superintendence. The instruction much better than could be expected considering the age of the children and the small income."

Source: Report of the Committee of Council on Education (England and Wales Volume 1, 1848

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Childerditch (marked as Childerton) - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Childerditch - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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