1881 Census of England and Wales, Tables: Area, Houses and Population in Registration Counties, Table 4 : " Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881".

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Area in Statute Acres
England and Wales Dep Total   37,242,643 Show data context 4,258,562 Show data context 261,366 Show data context 37,818 Show data context 4,831,779 Show data context 386,724 Show data context 46,414 Show data context 22,712,266 Show data context 25,974,439 Show data context 11,058,934 Show data context 12,639,902 Show data context 11,653,332 Show data context 13,334,537 Show data context
England Dep Drill-down 32,148,915 Show data context 3,971,411 Show data context 246,050 Show data context 35,969 Show data context 4,516,554 Show data context 363,505 Show data context 44,069 Show data context 21,291,858 Show data context 24,396,880 Show data context 10,348,996 Show data context 11,850,828 Show data context 10,942,862 Show data context 12,546,052 Show data context
Wales Dep Drill-down 5,093,728 Show data context 287,151 Show data context 15,316 Show data context 1,849 Show data context 315,225 Show data context 23,219 Show data context 2,345 Show data context 1,420,408 Show data context 1,577,559 Show data context 709,938 Show data context 789,074 Show data context 710,470 Show data context 788,485 Show data context


The following notes to the table appeared in the original report.

1 Where the name of the Registration County in which a parish is situated differs from that of the County Proper to which it belongs, the name of the latter is stated in italics.
2 (W) or (W S) denotes that a Workhouse or Workhouse School belonging to the District is situated within the limits of the parish, and has been included in the return; (w) or (w s) denotes that a Workhouse or Workhouse School not belonging to the District is situated within the limits of the parish, but has been included in the return. A statement of the number of persons in the principal Public Institutions in each district will be found in Table 6.
3 The AREAS which have been supplied by the Ordnance Survey Department are printed in Script type (e.g. Chessington 1250, sub-district 30 : 2). Those printed in French type (e.g. Charnham Street (Wilts) 2490, sub-district 113 : 3) were assigned to the parishes by the late Tithe Commissioners, and those printed in Arabic type (e.g. Baydon (Wilts) 3060, sub-district 113 : 3) were assigned to the parishes by the late Mr. Rickman, in the Enumeration Abstract for 1831. In these latter cases a more accurate estimate of the area is not at present procurable.
4 The areas marked thus (w) either include water or relate to parishes to which a portion of the tidal water or foreshore of contiguous rivers or creeks has been allotted. Such tidal water or foreshore is, however, not included in the areas. For details see Table 8.
5 Persons who, on the night of the 3rd April 1881, were on board barges or boats employed in inland navigation, and those who were on board sea-going vessels in harbours, rivers and creeks, are included among the general population.
6 In cases where detached parts of parishes have been transferred by Local Government Board Orders under the provisions of the Divided Parishes and Poor Law Amendment Act, 39 & 40 Vict. c. 61, the houses and population for 1871 have been corrected, that the figures may be compatible with those for 1881.

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