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History of Steeple >> Education in Steeple
Reports and returns on schools and education in Steeple. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 393. One Sunday school in which about 50 children are taught in a barn for want of a better room. A school for boys and one for girls on the national plan, supported by voluntary contributions; the building has cost £400 of which not more than £130 has been yet collected, the remainder having been liberally advanced by Mr Robert Laver; the school will be opened in May 1819, when it is expected 80 children will receive instruction daily and as many or more on Sundays. The master and mistress are to have a salary of £60 per annun with a house and coals. The poor are very desirout of having the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 497. One Day and Sunday School (commenced 1819) at which 23 males and 21 females attend daily, and 8 males and 7 females in addition on Sundays; this School, to which a lending Library is attached, is partly supported by subscription, and partly by payments from the parents of the children."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Steeple - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Steeple - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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