Lower Street, Stansted Mountfitchet, c.1965Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Stansted Mountfitchet >> Education in Stansted Mountfitchet
Reports and returns on schools and education in Stansted Mountfitchet. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 870 (with Bartfield Hamlet population 464). A school in union with the national society has lately been established, and supported by private contributions, which instructs 50 boys, and as many girls on Sundays and Wednesdays. The master and mistress are paid 20 guineas per annum with an assistant, who likewise receives a salary. Two or three boarding schools. The poor are desirous of having the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,560 (with Bartfield Hamlet). One Infant School (commenced 1831), containing about 40 children of both sexes, is partly supported by subcription and partly by payments from the parents of the children. Eleven Daily Schools, one of which (commenced 1826) contains 60 females, and is partly supported by subscription, partly by an annual collection at the Church, and partly by payments from the children; in another, a School of Industry (commenced 1829), are 40 females; this School is supported by voluntary contributions and connected with Dissenters; in the other nine Schools collectively, 88 males and 49 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. Three Sunday Schools, at one of which are 62 males, at another 84 females; these Schools are partly supported by subscription, partly by an annual collection at the Church, and partly by payments from the children; the other (commenced 1829), supported by voluntary contributions and connected with Dissenters, consists of 30 males and 50 females."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Stansted Mountfitchet - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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