and the Wye valley
|Census figures for Boughrood parish|
|The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-|
the year 1841 - 322 people
In the year 1851 - 314
In the year 1861 - 292
In the year 1871 - 269
In the year 1881 - 263
In the year 1891 - 227
In the year 1901 - 200
|Boughrood is still a quiet rural parish with a small population. In Victorian times most ordinary working people would have worked on the local farms as labourers or servants. In the community by Boughrood bridge there were also craftsmen like saddlers and stone masons who had much-needed skills in Victorian society.|
this graph with those of other Wye valley parishes in the area like Llowes
Is the overall trend the same?
If the trend differs, in what way does it differ?
What was happening in the area to make the population decrease in the Victorian period?