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Presteigne and district
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  Census figures for New Radnor parish  
 

 
  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 478 people
In the year 1851 - 481
In the year 1861 - 490
In the year 1871 - 517
In the year 1881 - 472
In the year 1891 - 497
In the year 1901 - 891
 
 

Although still a borough New Radnor had lost its importance as a centre of official life by Victorian times. Most of the people of the parish would have been involved in farming or working on the land in some way. Many of them would have worked on local estates like Harpton. Some local people would have worked as servants in the big houses.
There would also have been local craftsmen also like saddlers and wheelwrights providing a much-needed service to the community. The village itself
had shops and inns providing work for local people.

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