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  Population figures for Heyope parish  

Heyope population figures

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 259 people
In the year 1851 - 243
In the year 1861 - 283
In the year 1871 - 181
In the year 1881 - 215
In the year 1891 - 190
In the year 1901 - 181

  Most people in this small rural parish were farmers, farm labourers or farm servants but there were also craftsmen and tradesmen. (See pages on Earning a Living).
Notice that the population rose quite steeply around 1860 but then fell afterwards.
  Compare this graph with those of other smaller rural parishes in the area like Pilleth or Stanage.
Is the overall trend the same?
If the trend differs, in what way does it differ?
What project was happening in the Heyope area which might explain the rise in population in 1861?

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