History of Great Totham

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Education in Great Totham

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


"Population 567. A school for 30 children, principally girls, supported by voluntary subscriptions; about 15 other children resort to this school at the charge of their parents. The poor are without sufficient means of education."

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


"Pop 696. Four Daily Schools: one of which contains 14 males and 27 females, and is partly supported by an allowance of £4 10s. from the Vicar, the Curate, and his sister, making up the remainder; the whole sum expended being about £19; in the other three Schools, 15 males and 30 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools: in one of which (commenced 1829) are 27 males and 33 females, and in the other (commenced 1832) 53 males and 57 females. These Schools are supported by voluntary contributions and are connected with Independents."

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

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

Great Totham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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