History of Greenstead (near Colchester)

St. Andrew's Church - exterior
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History of Greenstead (near Colchester) >> Education in Greenstead (near Colchester)

Education in Greenstead (near Colchester)

Reports and returns on schools and education in Greenstead (near Colchester). These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.


"Population 438. One day school. The poorer classes have the means of educating their children in the charity school at Colchester."

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

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Greenstead - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Greenstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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