History of Shenfield

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Education in Shenfield

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


"Population 555. The poor have instruction at the schools at Brentwood immediately contiguous to this parish."

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


"Population 665. Three Boarding Schools: one of which contains 25 males; another 9 females; and the other (commenced 1830) 10 males and 30 females: these are all educated at the expense of their parents. Two Day and Sunday Schools (commenced 1830) whereof one is attended by 56 males daily (including 30 who form an evening class) and 43 on Sundays (of whom 34 attend on other days); in the other School are 30 females daily and 6 additional on Sundays. These Schools are partly supported by subscription and partly by payments from the children, and have a lending Library for the general use of both."

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

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Shenfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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