The Horseshoes, Great Oakley, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Great Oakley >> Education in Great Oakley
Reports and returns on schools and education in Great Oakley. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 866. There are different small day schools, containing together 87 children, and one Sunday school, consisting of 76. Most of the poor are without the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,118. Four Daily Schools: in two of which are 24 males and 20 females; in another (commenced 1822) 20 males; and in the other (commenced 1832) 3 males and 14 females; the children in these Schools are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School (commenced 1832) wherein are 42 males and 33 females, this School is supported by the Rector and parishioners."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Great Oakley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Great Oakley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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