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History of Little Hallingbury >> Education in Little Hallingbury
Reports and returns on schools and education in Little Hallingbury. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 451. No school. The poor would thankfully embrace the means of educating their children."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 483. One Day and Sunday School containing 29 males and 20 females is supported by subscription from the Clergyman and others."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
"13th March. Total 75. 53 present, boys and girls, from 3 to 12 years old. Two boys above 10. Conducted by mistress, with young assistant; in nine classes. Twenty six read New Testament. Repeat hymns, prophecies and texts. Spell very well. Cipher decently. Write well on paper, fairly on slates. Beginning at four years, children learn to read easy sentences in one year, the Bible in three years. Methods partly for an infant school, a good system. The mistress is a very respectable, well educated, and conscientious woman. Children are intelligent and attached to the mistress."
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1846
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Little Hallingbury - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Little Hallingbury - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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