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Day Schools in Merionethshire in 1847

This Merionethshire database consists of day schools which existed in 1847 included here within an alphabetical list of parishes 
It contains the names and types of day schools listed in the Reports of the Commissioners of Inquiry into the State of Education in Wales published in 1847, the infamous Blue Books.

These complete Reports can be viewed in detail on the National Library of Wales site where, in the Appendices, extensive data on individual  schools is shown ; there is a separate table for  Sunday Schools  - and also separate parish based reports under Minutes of Evidence which are well worth investigating

The Merionethshire section of the Tabular Report of Day Schools in the Appendices starts on page 234 and ends on page 244 (entries take up 4 pages).

If a parish isn't listed below then it has no Day School entries in the Reports

For further  reading there is a bibliography of books/articles on education in Wales on Genuki Wales - including several online

Beddgelert

Day Schools

  • Peniel Chapel School (Private)

 

Corwen

Day Schools

  • Church School, Boys (Church)
  • Church School, Girls (Church)
  • British School (british)
  • Mrs Rogers's School (Dame)

 

Dolgellau

Day Schools

  • Free Grammar School (Church)
  • Church School (Church)
  • Infant School (Church)
  • British School (British)
  • Islaw'rdre School (No sect)
  • Mr Isaac Price's School (Private)
  • Brithdir School (Private)
  • Margery Pritchard's School (Dame)

 

Ffestiniog

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)
  • St David's Church School (Church)
  • British School (British)

 

Gwyddelwern

Day Schools

  • Gwyddelwern School (Church)
  • Cynwyd Church School (Church)

 

Llanaber

Day Schools

  • Barmouth Church School, Boys (Church)
  • Barmouth Church School, Girls (Church
  • British School (British)

 

Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Ardudwy

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)

 

Llandanwg

Day Schools

  • Harlech School (Church)

 

Llandderfel

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)
  • British School (British)
  • Glanyrafon School (Private)

 

Llandecwyn

Day Schools

  • Llandecwyn School (Church)

 

Llandrillo

Day Schools

  • British School (British)

 

Llanegryn

Day Schools

  • Llanegryn Free School (Church)

 

Llanelltyd

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)

 

Llanenddwyn

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)

 

Llanfachreth

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)
  • Rhydymain School (Private)

 

Llanfawr

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)
  • Trinity Church School (Church)
  • Glanyrafon-llawr Bettws British School (British)

 

Llanfihangel-y-Pennant

Day Schools

  • Mr Jones's School (Private)

 

Llanfihangel-y-Traethau

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)
  • Penrhyn Church School (Church)
  • Penrhyn British School (British)
  • Talysarnau School (Church)

 

Llangelynin

Day Schools

  • Llwyngwril Church School (Church)
  • Arthog Chapel School (Church)

 

Llansantffraid-Glyndyfrdwy

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)
  • British School (British)

 

Llanuwchlyn

Day Schools

  • British School (British)
  • Endowed School (Church)
  • Mr Peter Evans's School (Private)

 

Llanycil

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)
  • Bala Free Grammar School (Church)
  • Bala British School (British)
  • Dr Williams's Charity School (Independent)

 

Llanymowddwy

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)

 

Maentwrog

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)

 

Mallwyd

Day Schools

  • Church School (Church)
  • Aberangell School (Private)
  • Dinas School (Private)

 

Pennal

Day Schools

  • Mr Pugh's School (Private)

 

Talyllyn

Day Schools

  • Talyllyn School (Church)
  • Corris British School (British)

 

Towyn

Day Schools

  • Towyn Free School (Church)
  • Bryncrug British School (British)
  • Union Hall School (Private)
  • Mr Edward Davies's School (Private)
  • Mr John Jones's School (Private)

 

Trawsfynydd

Day Schools

  • Trawsfynydd Church School (Church)