History of Theydon Garnon
Former Primary School, Theydon Garnon.
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Education in Theydon Garnon
Reports and returns on schools and education in Theydon Garnon. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 612. The parish clerk and his wife keep the village school consisting of about 2O boys and 26 girls; the education of 3 boys and 3 girls is paid for out of monies arising from land in Thoydon Garnon, but which land was not left for the purpose of education; 13 girls and 4 boys are educated by private charity, and the remainder are paid for by their parents. The rector hopes soon to establish a Sunday school which will then educate the whole of the younger part of the poor children."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 841. Two Daily Schools, whereof one, a National School (commenced 1824), contains 85 females, and the other 7 males and 1 female. One Sunday School in which are 18 males and 8 females. The above Schools are supported chiefly by subscription and donations; each of the children in the National School pays 1d. per week."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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Theydon Garnon - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Theydon Garnon - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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