History of Woodham Ferrers

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Education in Woodham Ferrers

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

1818

"Population 747. A Sunday school, supported by voluntary subscriptions, consisting of 42 boys and 42 girls; and two day schools, attended by 32 girls and 27 boys. The poor are without sufficient means of education, but desirous of possessing them."

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

1833

"Population 826. Three Daily Schools: one of which contains 10 females, and is supported by the Rev B.H. Bridges, the Rector; in the other two Schools (one of which, with about 22 children, commenced since 1818) 20 males and 25 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, supported by voluntary contributions, and attended by 54 males and 52 females."

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

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Woodham Ferrers - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Woodham Ferrers - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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