King Edward Hotel, Thorpe-le-Soken, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Thorpe le Soken >> Education in Thorpe le Soken
Reports and returns on schools and education in Thorpe le Soken. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 1,033. Two boarding schools; about 110 children attend the day schools, and a very good Sunday school containing 80 children."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,173. Two Infant Schools, in which are 15 males and 40 females. One Daily School, wherein are 30 males; and Two Boarding Schools, whereof one contains 23 males, and the other 6 males and 14 females; in all the above Schools the children are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools, in one of which are 66 males and 48 females; this School was re-established by the present Minister, who built the school room at his own charge, and is supported by him, aided by subscription; the other School (commenced 1826) consisting of 30 children of each sex, is supported by voluntary contributions and appertains to Anabaptists."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Thorpe le Soken - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Thorpe le Soken - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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