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Presteigne and district
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  Census figures for Gladestry parish  
 

 
  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 366 people
In the year 1851 - 362
In the year 1861 - 350
In the year 1871 - 408
In the year 1881 - 337
In the year 1891 - 299
In the year 1901 - 258
 
 

In Victorian times most of the people of Gladestry parish would have been involved in farming or working on the land in some way.
There would also have been local craftsmen also like blacksmiths and carpenters providing a much-needed service to the community. Some may also have worked in the quarries and lime works at Burlingjobb.
Gladestry was also close enough to Kington for people to travel there for work.

Compare this graph with those of other parishes in the area.
Is the overall trend the same?
If the trend differs, in what way does it differ?
What do you think was happening around the middle of the period to make the population rise?

 
 

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