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1911 Census Returns:
Sunday 2nd April
Enumeration District 10, Enumerator: Richard Lord Dent.
National Archive (Reference TNA RG 14/4 29441)
The whole of the Civil Parish of Bishopdale: Comprising Dalefoot, New House Gill, Ribba, Myres Garth, Smelter, Howgill, Dale Head or West Howgill, Kidstones, Longridge, Scarr Top, Cote Garth or West New House, The Rookery [Short Close Barn, Slades Barn, Holme Barn, South Barn and Dada House - Barns only]. The whole in the Parliamentary Division of Richmond. The following information was recorded about each person: forename and surname; relationship to head of house; condition; marital status; number of years married; total children: born alive; living and dead; age (separate columns for males and females); number of rooms occupied; occupation; employment: employer, worker, own account, or working at home; where born; county/place; name of street, place or road, and name or number of house; if from a foreign country and whether blind, deaf-and-dumb, lunatic, imbecile or idiot. Each household was completed by the head of house, enabling you to see your ancestor’s handwriting and signature. (1911 example see below).
The whole of the Township of Bishopdale contained 60 inhabitants, of whom 31 were male and 29 were female. There were 14 houses, of which 12 were occupied and 2 were unoccupied.
Above is the image of the 1911 census, page 1, William Dinsdale, Dale Foot. Unlike previous census returns this one was completed by the householder. Reproduced with the kind permission of the National Archive (Reference: RG14 29444 0043 03).
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.