History of Stapleford Abbotts

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Education in Stapleford Abbotts

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


"Population 351. A school containing 30 children, the master has £25 a year with which the school is endowed; a residence in the school house, a garden and a small close, which together are about 2 roods of land, and he takes 16 extra scholars. A school containing 14 girls, supported by the bounty of Mrs Abdy, who likewise gives them, annually, some articles of clothing; and one other school for girls in which 14 are instructed who are paid for by their parents. The poor have means of education."

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


"Population 507. One Daily School, containing 50 males, is endowed with £25 per annum by Sir John Fortescue; the master has also the privilege of taking private scholars who are included in the above number. One Sunday School, supported by the Rector and TRW Aldy Esq. is attended by 30 males."

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

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Stapleford Abbotts - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

Stapleford Abbotts - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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