Available Themes



Densities and rates of growth. Age structure: concentrations of young people, and of the old.


How people made their living: identifying farming communities, pit villages, mill towns and so on.
Social Structure

Social Structure

Social class and socio-economic groups. Concentrations of professionals, and of unskilled labourers.


Numbers of houses. Overcrowding: persons per room. Amenities: central heating, baths and WCs.

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Here we are presenting statistics for a historical unit, which may have changed its boundaries significantly during the period covered.

Preferred Name:
Unit Type:
Parish-level Unit
Ancient Parish
Civil Parish
Date created:
Date abolished:
Unit ID:
1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

This unit was associated with the following other units:

Nature of association Other unit involved Type of unit Authority
was succeeded by MERTHYR DYFAN EP Ecclesiastical Parish M. Richards, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1969), p. 156.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
GLAMORGAN Ancient County     1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
CARDIFF PLU/RegD Poor Law Union/Reg. District     1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
BARRY AND CADOXTON USD Sanitary District     1891 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area and Population in Rural Sanitary Districts'.
DINAS POWYS Hundred Ancient District     1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
ST NICHOLAS Registration sub-District     1891 Census of England and Wales, Table 2, 'Area and Population in Registration Districts and Sub-Districts and in Civil Parishes'.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
25 Mar 1885 was reduced to enlarge ST ANDREWS MAJOR AP/CP   1891 Census of England and Wales, Table 14, 'Changes in the Areas of Civil Parishes effected by Local Government Board Orders under the Provisions of the Divided Parishes Acts of 1876 and 1879, or by the Act of 1882'.; LGBO 17152
26 Mar 1896 was abolished to enlarge BARRY AP/CP Houses in 1901: 775.   1901 Census of England and Wales, Table 14, 'Changes in the Boundaries of Civil Parishes, effected Local Government Acts of 1899 and 1894, and by Local Acts since 1891 - Inhabited Houses and Population 1901'.; LGBO 33652

Lower level units

We know of no units which were contained within this unit.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Merthyr Dovan AP/CP through time | Census tables with data for the Parish-level Unit, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10484649

Date accessed: 21st November 2019