History of Thorrington

Thorrington, the Church 1900.  (Neg. 45094)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.frithphotos.com
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History of Thorrington >> Education in Thorrington

Education in Thorrington

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


"Population 306. A Sunday school, in which 43 boys and girls are taught; and a daily school, kept by the wife of the clerk of the pariah, containing 22 boys and girls. The poor are desirous of having the means of education."

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


"Population 431. One Daily School, wherein are 11 males and 22 females, of these 6 males and 10 females, are paid for by the Rev Richard Duffield, the remainder are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools, in one whereof (commenced 1832) are 30 males and 29 females (including the children in the above Daily School), this School is supported by the Rev Richard Duffield; in the other School, 5 males and 7 females are instructed gratuitously by Wesleyans."

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

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

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