History of Great Clacton (Clacton-on-Sea)
St Paul's Church, Clacton-on-Sea, 1891
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Education in Great Clacton
Reports and returns on schools and education in Great Clacton. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 868. A day school, consisting of 40; and four dame schools, of 80 children. And a Sunday school, supported by private subscription. the poor are desirous of having the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,149. Five Daily Schools, containing 48 males and 53 females, who are receiving instruction at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, attended by 50 males and 44 females, is supported by subscription."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Great Clacton - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Great Clacton - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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