History of Great Waltham

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Education in Great Waltham

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


"Population 1,615. About 200 children are instructed in the day schools, and 50 in the Sunday school. The poor are without sufficient means of education; and it is reported that £5 were by consent of the parishioners, to be converted from the rate to educating the poor children of the parish; it however appears only to have been paid once for that purpose."

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


"Population 2,013. Nine Daily Schools, in which collectively 66 males and 107 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. Three Sunday Schools, wherein 72 males and 78 females are gratuitously instructed"

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

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

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