History of Doddinghurst

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Education in Doddinghurst

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

1818

"Population 334. Three small schools containing 20 little children. The poorer classes are desirous of having the means of education which the elder children are compelled to seek at schools in adjoining parishes."

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

1833

"Population 372. One Daily School, containing 6 children of both sexes who are instructed at the expense of their parents."

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

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

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Doddinghurst - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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Go on a guided tour of Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, during the 19th and early 20th centuries (includes the Fox Hatch part of Doddinghurst). With the help of photographs, newspapers, parish records and census returns, the story of each house is revealed, as are the lives of some of their occupants.

It was a parish of many contrasts: from wealthy land-owners living in grand Georgian mansions with numerous servants, to agricultural workers struggling against poverty in overcrowded and dilapidated cottages. Discover how the landscape changed after the common land was enclosed, and how farmers struggled to cope with the agricultural depression. Find out about the role of the parish in WW1 when it was at the front line of Britain's fight against the Zeppelins. See how the new school was established and functioned, and why a new parish church was built. There are stories of crime, bankruptcy, poverty, scandal, revenge, leisure and migration.

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