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Presteigne and district
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  Census figures for Presteigne parish  

population graph for Presteign

  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 1407 people
In the year 1851 - 1453
In the year 1861 - 1603
In the year 1871 - 1713
In the year 1881 - 1491
In the year 1891 - 1360
In the year 1901 - 1245

The parish of Presteigne straddled the border and included parts of Herefordshire. The figures here are for the town and the Radnorshire part of the parish (not including Discoed).

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