History of Steeple Bumpstead

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Former school house, Steeple Bumpstead.
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Education in Steeple Bumpstead

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


"Population 800. One school-house, the master of which is paid by the parents, and several women who take very young children; besides one who keeps a respectable day school. the poor are desirous of learning to read."

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


"Population 1,080. Three Daily Schools: one of which (commenced 1832) containing 23 females, is supported by the Honourable Mrs. C. Drummond; in another (commenced 1828) are 40 males, of whom 10 are paid for by private funds from the Clergyman, and the remainder by the parents; the other contains 6 males and 16 females, who are paid for by their parents. Two Boarding Schools, wherein 13 females are educated at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School connected with Independents (commenced 1833) in which 51 males and 52 females receive gratuitous instruction."

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

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