History of Little Bentley

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Education in Little Bentley

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


"Population 309. No schooling. The poor are without the means of instruction and are very desirous of them."

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


"Population 438. Three Daily Schools, in which are 60 children of both sexes, of these, 20 are paid for by the Rector, the Rev H.R. Somers Smith, and the remainder by their parents. Two Sunday Schools: in one whereof (commenced 1833) are 92 children of both sexes; and in the other 13 males and 12 females; the former School is supported by the Rector, and the latter by Wesleyan Methodists."

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

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Little Bentley - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Little Bentley - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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