Available Themes

Population

Population

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

Industry

How people made their living: identifying farming communities, pit villages, mill towns and so on.
Life & Death

Life & Death

Numbers of babies born. Deaths, especially infant deaths. Causes of death by age and gender.
Work & Poverty

Work & Poverty

Unemployment rates and poor relief. What proportions of men and of women did paid work?
Housing

Housing

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

Click on the hyperlinks for direct access to key graphs and tables.

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

Preferred Name:
SHAFTESBURY
Unit Type:
Poor Law Union/Reg. District
Status:
Incorporation (until 1880s)
Poor Law Union (after 1880s)
Registration District
Date created:
1837
Date abolished:
1930
Unit ID:
10167565
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 594.

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
DORSET Poor Law/Registration County 1850   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 594.
DORSET Administrative County     Ministry of Health, Persons in Receipt of Poor-Law Relief (England and Wales) (H.M.S.O.)

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Jun 1895 was enlarged by gaining part of WINCANTON RegD/PLU Kington Magna and Buckhorne Weston were lost to Shaftesbury   Registrar General, Annual Report (HM Stationery Office)
01 Nov 1896 was enlarged by gaining part of MERE RegD/PLU Bourton and Silton were lost to Shaftesbury   Registrar General, Annual Report (HM Stationery Office)
01 Aug 1915 was reduced to enlarge BLANDFORD RegD/PLU Area: 9 acres.   1921 Census of England and Wales, Table 6, 'Intercensal Changes in Boundaries, 1911-21'.; Registrar General's Order

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
FONTMELL Registration sub-District     1911 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Registration Counties, Districts and Sub-districts with their constituent civil parishes. - Urban or Rural District in which each parish is situated; Area; families or separate occupiers, and population, 1901 and 1911; and population enumerated in Institutions, large establishments, and on vessels, &c., 1911'.
GILLINGHAM Registration sub-District     1911 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Registration Counties, Districts and Sub-districts with their constituent civil parishes. - Urban or Rural District in which each parish is situated; Area; families or separate occupiers, and population, 1901 and 1911; and population enumerated in Institutions, large establishments, and on vessels, &c., 1911'.
SHAFTESBURY Registration sub-District     1911 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Registration Counties, Districts and Sub-districts with their constituent civil parishes. - Urban or Rural District in which each parish is situated; Area; families or separate occupiers, and population, 1901 and 1911; and population enumerated in Institutions, large establishments, and on vessels, &c., 1911'.
ALCESTER CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1921 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 105.
ASHMORE AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 106.
BOURTON Ch/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1930 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 107.
BUCKHORN WESTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1930 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 107.
CANN CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 108.
COMPTON ABBAS AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 109.
EAST ORCHARD Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 115.
EAST STOUR Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 119.
FONTMELL MAGNA AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 111.
GILLINGHAM CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 111.
IWERNE MINSTER AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 112.
KINGTON MAGNA AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1930 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 113.
MARGARET MARSH Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 114.
MELBURY ABBAS CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 114.
MOTCOMBE Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 115.
SHAFTESBURY CP Parish-level Unit 1894   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 117.
SHAFTESBURY HOLY TRINITY AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1880s 1894 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 117.
SHAFTESBURY HOLY TRINITY AP/CP Parish-level Unit   1880s F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 117.
SHAFTESBURY ST JAMES AP/CP Parish-level Unit   1880s F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 118.
SHAFTESBURY ST JAMES AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1880s 1894 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 118.
SHAFTESBURY ST PETER CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1880s   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 118.
SHAFTESBURY ST PETER CP/AP Parish-level Unit   1880s F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 118.
SILTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1930 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 118.
STOUR PROVOST AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 119.
SUTTON WALDRON CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 119.
TODBER CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 120.
WEST ORCHARD Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 115.
WEST STOUR Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 119.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Shaftesbury RegD/Inc/PLU through time | Census tables with data for the Poor Law Union/Reg. District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10167565

Date accessed: 27th May 2024