Education Provision 1833

Chipping Wycombe or High Wycombe Borough and Parish (Pop. 6,299)

Five Daily Schools, one of which is endowed for 30 boys between the age of 9 and 14, who are taught reading, writing and arithmetic; and as many in addition (whose parents belong to the Corporation) as choose to attend, are instructed in the Latin language

Two Lancasterian Schools, one of which contains 130 males, supported by
subscription, in aid of which each scholar pays twopence per week ; the other from 115 to 120 females, wholly supported by voluntary contributions (the girls being profitably employed in lace-making, this School is only open three days in each week); in the other two Schools are 6 males and 25 females, whose instruction is paid for by their parents.--Seven Day and Boarding Schools, in which about 70 males and 102 females are educated at the expense of their parents.

Four Sunday Schools, all supported by voluntary contributions ; one of which appertaining to Wesleyan Methodists (having a lending Library attached), consists of 140 males and 162 females; one to the Baptist denomination, of 47 males and 38 females; the other two to Independent Dissenters, one of 91 males and 100 females; the other (commenced 1820), of 47 males and 34 females.

ABSTRACT OF EDUCATION RETURNS, 1833.