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1871 Census Returns:


Sunday 2nd April

Enumeration District 10 Folios 93-99, Enumerator: Thomas Broderick.

​National Archives (Reference: Piece TNA RG 10/4870)


The whole of the Township of Bishopdale, including Dale Foot, Newhouse Gill, Dahda, Ribba, Myresgarth, Smelter, Howgill, West Howgill, Kidstones, Longridge, West New House, Scar Top, New Houses. The following was recorded about each person: forename and surname; relationship to head of house; condition; marital status; age (separate columns for males and females); occupation; where born; county/place; name of street, place or road, and name and number or number of house and whether blind, deaf-and-dumb, imbecile or idiot, lunatic. 

The whole of the Township of Bishopdale contained 80 inhabitants, of whom 44 were male and 36 were female. There were 17 houses, of which 15 were occupied and 2 were unoccupied. 


Below is a transcript of the census return in tabular form. The 'Search' box at the top right hand corner can be used to find a surname, house name, occupation, birthplace or other element.

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