St Catherine's Church, Gosfield, 1903Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Gosfield >> Education in Gosfield
Reports and returns on schools and education in Gosfield. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 496. A Sunday school, containing 60 children, and a day school the same number, supported by Lord Buckingham. The poor are without sufficient means of education and are desirous of possessing them."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 512. Two Infant Schools, in which about 20 children of both sexes receive instruction at the expense of their parents. One Day and Sunday School, of 25 males and 50 females, is entirely supported by Edward Georeg Barnard, Esq. There is a lending Library kept at the vicarage, provided at the expense of the Vicar."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
The state of education in Gosfield in 1867 appears in this report on employment in agriculture
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Gosfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Gosfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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