History of Writtle

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Education in Writtle

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


"Population 1,830. J. Blencowe gave by will, dated October l0th, 1774, £1,200 for the education of poor children in Writtle and Roxwell, in proportion of two-thirds to Writtle, and one-third to Roxwell; the school in this parish contains 30 boys and 20 girls; the master of which receives a salary of £50 per annum. A Sunday school, containing about 140, and three day schools, attended by 87 children. The poor have the means of education."

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


"Population 2,348. Eight Daily Schools: one of which, a National School, contains 35 males and 79 females, and is supported by endowment from Mr Blencowe; in the other seven Schools are about 80 children, whose instruction is paid for by their parents. One Boarding School, wherein 14 males are educated at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools: in one whereof are 79 males and 77 females; the other consists of 11 males and 13 females, and is connected with Methodists; these Schools are supported by voluntary contributions."

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

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Writtle - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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