Cressing School c.1905, CressingLow resolution copy courtesy of Footsteps' Shop on Ebay. Quality postcards of Essex.
History of Cressing >> Education in Cressing
Reports and returns on schools and education in Cressing. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 370. Two Sunday schools, containing together 12 boys and 20 girls, supported wholly by voluntary contributions. The poor are desirous of having the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 551. One Daily School, wherein 25 children of both sexes receive instruction at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, supported by contributions, and attended by 20 children of both sexes."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Cressing - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Cressing - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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