Education Provision 1833

Newport Pagnell Parish (Pop. 3,385)

Eleven Infant Schools; ten whereof contain about 100 children, who are instructed at the expense of their parents; the other, 50 (commenced 1833) supported by subscription, in aid of which each child pays twopence per week.

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Extract from the Universal British Directory 1791

IS situated upon the middle north road, fifty-one miles distant from London. Is an ancient, large, well-built, populous, market-town, and was formerly a borough. It is bounded on the north by the river Ouse, and the river Lovet runs through the town, dividing it into two unequal parts. The inhabitants are well supplied with water from the first-mentioned river, by an hydraulic machine for that purpose. The principal and in fact the only manufacture that is carried on here is that of bone-thread-lace, of which it is said more is manufactured in this town and neighbourhood than in all England besides; and on which account a market is held every Wednesday, whither traders in that article resort to buy. Another market is also held on Saturday for corn, cattle, butter, &c-There are six annual fairs, viz. February 22, April 22, June 22, Auguft 29, Oftober 22, and December 22, which are well supplied with cattle, &c.

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Notes on Newport Pagnell

Newport Pagenell - Description from J.J. Sheahan, 1861

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