History of West Bergholt
St. Mary's Church, West Bergholt.
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Education in West Bergholt
Reports and returns on schools and education in West Bergholt. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 530. Two small day schools. The poor are desirous of possessing the means of instruction."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 786. Five Daily Schools (wherein are 32 males and 34 females): one of which contains 5 children; another (commenced 1822) 13, this School is connected with Wesleyan Methodists; another (commenced 1827) 18; another (commenced 1831) 14; and the other (commenced 1832) 16 children. One Day and Boarding School (commenced 1825) in which are 46 children of both sexes; in all the above Schools the instruction is at the expense of the parents. One Sunday School wherein 50 children of both sexes are taught gratuitously."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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West Bergholt - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
West Bergholt - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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