Harlow Road, Roydon, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Roydon >> Education in Roydon
Reports and returns on schools and education in Roydon. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 732. Mr John Manning conveyed to the vicar of the parish, and six other trustees, a field called Mandies Dole, consisting of three acres, and a freehold messuage named Sakins, as a free school, and habitation for the master; the whole estimated at from £18 to £20 per ann., for the instruction of all the children of the parish gratis; he likewise received the interest of £200 3 per cents reduced bank annuities, but latterly only 6 children have been instructed, and the £200 sold out for repairing the school-house; the master has 30 extra children, who pay for their education.
Two day schools containing together 24 children. The poor, for the most part, are without the means of education, and are desirous of possessing them."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 503. Two Daily Schools: one, containing 30 children of both sexes, is supported by endowment; and the other 27 of both sexes, whose instruction is at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, wherein 74 children of both sexes are instructed gratuitously, and to which a lending Library is attached."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Roydon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Roydon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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