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Day Schools in Pembrokeshire in 1847
This Pembrokeshire 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 in the Parochial Table of Day Schools, separated by county and hundred; there is a separate table for Sunday Schools - and also separate reports which are well worth investigating
The Pembrokeshire section of the Parochial Tables for Day Schools starts on page 98 and ends on page 138 (entries take up 4 pages).
The abbreviations for type of school adopted here are those used in the Reports themselves
Ch = Church of England
Br = British [& Foreign School Society]
B = Baptist
I = Independent
CM = Calvinistic Methodist
W = Wesleyan
O = Other denominations
P = Private adventure
U = Union workhouse
Wks = Workmen's school
The names in brackets below the parish names are the Hundreds plus page number in the Reports - useful for finding the full data entries on the NLW site
If a parish isn't listed below then it has noDay School entries in the Reports
For further reading there is a bibliography of books/articles on education in Wales on Genuki Wales - including the following which are online
Davies, Wynford. Narberth County Intermediate School, 1895-1924National Library of Wales journal, Vol XXIII/1, Summer 1983. This article deals with the general educational and social background to secondary education in Wales in late Victorian times - as well as Narberth in particular.
Jenkins, Geraint H The Foundations of Modern Wales 1642 - 1780. Clarendon Press, University of Wales Press, 1987. Here is an extract of GRIFFITH JONES AND THE CIRCULATING SCHOOLS pages 370 - 381) - on Terry Norman's Ammanford site
Jones, E D. The Journal of William Roberts ('Nefydd'), 1853-62. National Library of Wales journal Vol VIII/2 Winter, 1953 et al. The complete series of eight articles have been extracted Introduction; "William Roberts, a Baptist Minister at Blaina, Monmouthshire, and author of Crefydd yr Oesoedd Tywyll... 1852, a study of Mari Lwyd and Welsh folk customs, was in 1853 appointed agent in South Wales for the British and Foreign School Society. He was a native of Lannefydd, Denbighshire, hence his penname 'Nefydd'. The draft of the journal of his activities, written for the information of the Society's Committee, from 1853 to 1862 is preserved as N.L.W. MS. 7106. It is a valuable document for the history of the development of elementary education in South Wales. "
Shankland, Thomas[Rev]. Sir John Philipps of Picton, the SPCK and the Charity School Movement in Wales 1699-1737. Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, Session 1904-05. This article takes up 142 pp. of the journal. Appendixes give extracts of correspondents, Letters and Minutes of SPCK, here is a List of Names and dates of foundation of Charity-Schools set up in Wales 1699-1737, and List of Charity and Elementary Schools set up in Wales in same period, gives huge amount of detail on schools, numbers of pupils, patrons, etc