Church Street, Tollesbury, c.1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Tollesbury >> Education in Tollesbury
Reports and returns on schools and education in Tollesbury. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 850. Two charity schools, supported by subscription of the vicar and parishioners, containing 40 boys and 59 girls. The poor are desirous of having the means of education of which there is not a sufficiency."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,066. Three small Daily Schools, containing about 60 children of both sexes, and one Boarding School, about 20 children; all of whom are paid for by their parents. One Day and Sunday School, wherein 34 males and 35 females attend daily, and 33 males and 18 females additional on Sundays; this School is supported by subscription, and the children attend the Established Church. One Sunday School, consisting of from 40 to 50 children of both sexes, is supported by subscription; this School is connected with Dissenters and has a lending Library attached."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1846
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Tollesbury - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Tollesbury - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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