The quay, Wivenhoe, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Wivenhoe >> Education in Wivenhoe
Reports and returns on schools and education in Wivenhoe. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 1,046. A day school for boys, and another for girls, containing at present about 133 children; and a Sunday school, consisting of 28 boys and girls. The above schools are conducted on the Madras system ,and supported by voluntary contributions, by children's weekly pence, amounting to about £12 per annum, and by the profits of the work done by the girls, producing generally about £6 per annum; the master has a salary of £30 per annum; the mistress £15 per annum, and one and a half chaldron of coals; the rent of the school room is £8 8s., and that of the master's house £6 6s. The poor have not the means of education, but from the national school."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,714. One Daily School, in which 6 males are instructed at the expense of their parents. Two Day and Sunday Schools: whereof one(a National School) contains 60 males and 61 females daily, with 5 males and 6 females additional on Sundays; each child in the Daily School pays 1d. per week, the rest of the salary is raised by subscription; the children on Sundays attend free of expense; at the other, a Lancasterian School, connected with Dissenters, 130 males attend daily, and about 130 males and 70 females on Sundays; the former pay 1d. per week; the remainder of the master's salary (about £22, with the rent of school room £10) and incidental expenses, are paid from a fund raised by subscription and donations; the whole salary of the master is about £50 per annum. The children are taught on Sundays gratuitously. The Daily School commenced in 1830. A lending Library has been for some time in formation."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Wivenhoe - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Wivenhoe - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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