North Weald, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of North Weald Bassett >> Education in North Weald Bassett
Reports and returns on schools and education in North Weald Bassett. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 344, containing the hamlets of Hastinwood and Thornwood. A school, in which 6 children are instructed by a teacher, who receives £10 per annum out of a farm. Two schools. The poor are desirous of educating their children, but are without the means."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 887. One Daily School, containing 19 males and 18 females; and One Sunday School (commenced 1829) in which are 28 males and 27 females; the Daily School is endowed with £10 per annum a rent charge; this sum is increased by voluntary subscription to £22, which sum, with 1d. per week from each child, supports a master and mistress who take charge of both Schools."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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North Weald Bassett - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
North Weald Bassett - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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