History of Great Bentley

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Education in Great Bentley

Reports and returns on schools and education in Great Bentley. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.


"Population 632. A Sunday school in connection with the National Society, containing 35 boys and 30 girls, the master is paid £10 per annum, and the mistress £5 out of the poor's rate. The poor might have children educated, but are not regular in sending them to Sunday school."

Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818


"Population 978. Four Infant Schools, wherein are about 13 males and 39 females; and Two Daily Schools, about 26 males and 25 females, all of whom are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School of 60 children of each sex (commenced 1824), is supported by subscription. In addition to the above there are two other Daily Schools, but the overseers can obtain no information from the proprietors thereof."

Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833

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Great Bentley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Great Bentley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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