History of Gestingthorpe
Ashley House and the village hall which once was the village school, Gestingthorpe
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Education in Gestingthorpe
Reports and returns on schools and education in Gestingthorpe. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 532. A Sunday school for 22 boys and 31 girls; the master's salary is £7 per annum, and that of the mistress £3; both are paid out of the poor rates. A daily schoo,l containing 12 boys and 27 girls, partly supported by voluntary contributions. The poor have sufficient means of education, but do not seem anxious to avail themselves of them."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 851. Four Daily Schools, containing 25 males and 64 females, whose instruction is partly paid for by subscription, and partly by their parents. One Boarding School, wherein about 35 males are educated at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, attended by 30 males and 50 females, is supported by subscription."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Gestingthorpe - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Gestingthorpe - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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