History of Dovercourt
Cliff Hotel, Dovercourt, 1955
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Education in Dovercourt
Reports and returns on schools and education in Dovercourt. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 839. There are several parcels of land and some cottages left for the repairs of the church, and for charitable purposes, in the hands of feoffees, held by a copy of Court Roll, but of which the minister is unable to give any information. No school. The children attend the national schools in the adjoining parishes of Ramsey and St Nicholas Harwich."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 926. Two Infant Schools, in which are 16 males and 9 females. Two Daily Schools, whereof one contains 6 males and 8 females; and the other (commenced 1829) 10 males and 3 females; the children in the above Schools are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools: in one of which, supported by subscription, are 33 males; and in the other 37 females, who are instructed by ladies; these Schools commenced in 1828."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Dovercourt - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Dovercourt - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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