History of Little Burstead

St. Mary's Church, Little Burstead
St. Mary's Church, Little Burstead
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History of Little Burstead >> Education in Little Burstead

Education in Little Burstead

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


"Population 195. A Sunday school, instituted and taught by the rector, supported by voluntary contributions, consisting of from 15 to 25 children. A day school in an adjoining parish, which, with the Sunday school, affords sufficient means of education to the children of the poor."

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


"Population 204. One Daily School, containing 17 children of both sexes, is supported by subscription. One Sunday School, supported by the Minister, and attended by 27 males and 14 females."

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

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

Little Burstead - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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