Blue Mill, Wickham Bishops, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Wickham Bishops >> Education in Wickham Bishops
Reports and returns on schools and education in Wickham Bishops. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 356. Three schools kept by women, containing 40 children. Two Sunday schools, containing together 60 children, supported by subscriptions of the Established church and the Methodists. The poor have sufficient means of education, by sending their children to the Sunday school."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 549. Six Daily Schools: one of which contains 20 females, and is supported by subscription, donations the sale of work done in the School, and by weekly payment of 1d. from each child; in the other five collectively 43 males and 67 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, of 25 males, is supported by subscription and donations."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
The state of education in Wickham Bishops in 1867 appears in this report on employment in agriculture.
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