The School, Elmstead Market, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Elmstead >> Education in Elmstead
Reports and returns on schools and education in Elmstead. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 654. A national Sunday school, containing from 50 to 60 children, supported by voluntary contributions of the vicar and parishioners. The poorer classes have no other mneans of educating their children, except in the national Sunday school."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 732. Three Daily Schools: in one of which are 20 children of both sexes; and in the other two, 35 males and 15 females, all of whom are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, attended by 25 males and 27 females, is supported by contributions."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Elmstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Elmstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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