Schools in Hugglescote, 1818-1851

Hugglescote is a village in north-west Leicestershire and is part of the civil parish of Hugglescote and Donington le Heath. It is situated approximately twelve miles north-west of Leicester and a mile south of the centre of Coalville, to which it is now connected.

Daily schools for poorer families in 1818 (population 614, including Donington)

In 1818, Hugglescote and Donington were grouped together and were within the parish of Ibstock. There were three dames’ schools across the parish, but it is not clear which village(s) these were within.

Former National School, Hugglescote (1862 with adjoining infants' school of 1883)
Former National School, Hugglescote (1862 with adjoining infants’ school of 1883)

Daily schools in 1833 (population 830)

There were two daily schools in Hugglescote and Donington, containing a total of 50 male and 26 female pupils, instructed at the expense of their parents.

Daily schools connected to the Anglican Church in 1846-7

The parish did not submit a return to this inquiry.   Read about Hugglescote schools in the 20th century  

Sunday schools

In 1818

There were no Sunday schools in Hugglescote and Donington.

In 1833

There were two nonconformist Sunday schools in Hugglescote and Donington (denominations not stated) supported by annual collections. One had 69 male and 58 females Sunday scholars and had a lending library attached. The other educated 6 boys and 6 girls.

Anglican Sunday school in 1846-7

The parish did not submit a return to this inquiry.

In 1851 (population 1,014)

On the afternoon of 30 March 1851, 84 scholars attended Hugglescote Baptist Church Sunday school. The two school rooms were connected to the chapel. There was no Anglican Sunday school.

Hugglescote Primary School
Hugglescote Primary School

Return to A History of Leicestershire Schools: A-Z


  • Education of the Poor Digest, Parl. Papers 1819 (224)
  • Education Enquiry, Parl. Papers 1835 (62)
  • National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church, Result of the Returns to the General Inquiry made by the National Society, into the state and progress of schools for the education of the poor … during the years 1846-7, throughout England and Wales ( London, 1849).
  • 1851 Ecclesiastical census

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