War Memorial, Finchingfield, c.1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Finchingfield >> Education in Finchingfield
Reports and returns on schools and education in Finchingfield. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 1,655. A school, in which 20 boys are taught, the numbers having doubled in five years; the master's salary is paid out of the rent of an estate left for this and other chritable purposes.
A Sunday school, in which 150 children are taught to read. The poor are desirous of having the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 2,101. Six Daily Schools: one of which contains 27 males, and is partly supported by an endowment of £12 per annum accruing from land, for which 12 are instructed, the remainder are paid for by the parents; in four other Schools, collectively, are 17 males and 48 females; and in the other (commenced 1827) 14 females. In the above Schools, with the exception of the first, all the children receive instruction at the expense of their parents.
Two Sunday Schools: at one of which are 61 males and 74 females, and at the other, 186 children of both sexes; the former School is supported by a fund left for charitable purposes at the discretion of the Minister of the parish, and the latter, by voluntary contributions."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Finchingfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Finchingfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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