History of Great Wigborough

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Education in Great Wigborough

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


"Population 298. Owing to the extent of the parish, being six miles in length and the church being situate at the eastern extremity, and no three houses being together, it has been found impracticable to establish a school."

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


"Population 434. One Daily School (commenced 1826) in which 9 males and 8 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools: whereof one (commenced 1833) of 50 children of both sexes, is supported by the Rector; in the other are about 50 of each sex; this School is supported by subscription, and is connected with Congregational Dissenters."

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

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

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