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Historic Civil Parishes (pre-1891)

Historic Civil Parishes (pre-1891)

A major exercise was undertaken by Dr Corinne Roughley to create new parish-level map frameworks for pre- and post-1891 civil parishes.

Dataset with mapping frameworks (PDF)- Documentation

Historic Civil Parish (pre-1891) Boundaries
Shapefiles provided in Zip format

Population dataset provided in Excel format

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