Available Themes



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


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

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


Abolition date uncertain. The Scan gazetteer lists this unit being absorbed into Arbroath parish in 1919. However, the Census listings for 1911 contain a footnote stating the two parishes were united in 1895 and the entry has been amended accordingly.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
ST VIGEANS Preferred English     1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
ST VIGEAN Alternate English     1871 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Scotland in Civil Counties and Parishes, showing the Acreage, the number of Families, of Houses Inhabited, Uninhabited, and Building; the number of the total Population and of Persons of each Sex; the number of Children from 5 to 13 years of age in the receipt of Education; the number of Rooms with Windows; the number of Persons temporarily absent or present in each Parish or subdivision thereof on the 3d April 1871. For comparison's sake, there is added the number of Families, Persons of each Sex, Houses, and Rooms, with Windows in 1861'.
ST VIGEARNS Alternate English     1801 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
VIGEANS ST Alternate English     1831 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.

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
ANGUS Scottish County 1845 1895 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
ARBROATH Scottish Poor Law Combination     Higginbotham, History of the Workhouse
ARBROATH Burgh Scottish Burgh/District   1975 The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
1895 was abolished to create ARBROATH AND ST VIGEANS   Great Britain Historical GIS Project

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, St Vigeans ScoP through time | Census tables with data for the Scottish Parish, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10181707

Date accessed: 18th June 2024