History of Terling

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Education in Terling

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


"Population 766. A school on Dr Bell's plan containing about 40 children. The poor are desirous of having the means of education. The vicar states that money left by his great grandfather, Arthur Goodday, towards the performance of weekly prayers at St Gyle's church in Northampton, and for the poor, he has reason to believe is not properly applied, the clergyman not having for years performed any service. The poor are desirous of having their children educated."

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


"Population 892. One Infant School, in which are 48 children of both sexes, each of whom pays 1d. per week, and the like sum is allowed to the mistress by the Hon Miss Olivia Strutt. Two Daily Schools, in one whereof are 40 males; this School is endowed for the education of 10 in reading and writing, 10 others are paid for by the Vicar, the Rev Mr Gordeley, and 10 by the Hon Mr Strutt; the remainder by their parents; the other School contains 32 females, and is partly supported by contributions, and partly by penny payments from the children. One Boarding School, connected with Dissenters, wherein 18 females are educated at the expense of their parents Two Sunday Schools in one of which are 40 males and 38 females, who attend the Established Church; the other consists of from 20 to 25 children of each sex, and appertains to Protestant Dissenters, these Schools are supported by voluntary contributions."

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


The state of education in Terling in 1867 appears in this report on employment in agriculture.

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

Terling - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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