The population of Goldhanger in the past

year

population

houses/

households

source/

notes

1085

33

Domesday Book

1670

49

Hearth Tax Records

1723

60

Incl. Lt Totham

1778

205

50

Maura Benham

1790

35

St. Paul's Cathedral Library

1801

331

48

St. Paul's Cathedral Library

1811

423

Victoria County History

1818

423

Victoria County History

1820

 150 *

48

Tithe Map & Awards

1821

459

Victoria County History

1831

496

Victoria County History

1838

 100 *

90

Tithe Map & Awards

1841

520

104

census

1851

535

117

census

1861

545

census

1871

558

census

1881

498

116

census

1891

466

census

1901

391

103

census

1911

361

census

2001

  647 #

267

Office for National Statistics

2004

485

346

electron role

2006

535

conservation review

2011

654

Office for National Statistics

 

*Spouses and children were not included in the Tithe Awards listing

# Office for National Statistics methods were revised for the 2001 census

 

The steady population decline between 1870 & 1910 was probably due to migration associated with the industrial revolution.

Other reasons for large fluctuations and inconsistencies could be:

epidemics, boundary changes, changing terminology and typographic errors

 

More details from the. . . Domesday Book

 

Details from the 1820 Tithe Map & Awards. . .

48

houses

120

householders

(spouses & children are not listed)

35

landowners

9

owner/occupiers

150

named in total (includes absent landlord)

6

Shops: grocers, bakers, smiths, wheelwrights, carpenters, shoeshop

 

Details from the 1901 Census. . .

Maldon Road

10

houses

Bobbetts Hole

4

houses

Bakers Green

3

+1 uninhabited, not in occupation

Darcy Road

1

Uninhabited not in occupation

Church Street

17

2

of which 1 was uninhabited in occupation &

Uninhabited, not in Occupation

Fish Street

30

of which 1 was uninhabited not in Occupation

Head Street

14

4

of which 1 was uninhabited in Occupation &

Uninhabited, not in Occupation

 

Agricultural Labourers

38

Dressmaker own account

3

Horseman on Farm

19

Fisherman own account

1

Engine Driver at Farm

1

Gardener

1

Milkman, Cattle

1

Houseboy

2

Ploughman

2

Grocer own account

1

Stockman on Farm

2

Journeyman Bricklayer

1

Thrashing m/c Feeder

1

Miller

2

Farmer

8

Miller's Carman

1

Farmer's Son

2

Needlewoman own account

1

Farm Bailiff

1

Police Constable

1

Living on own means

3

Publican

1

Headmaster Nat. School

1

Army Pensioner late Sgt/Major

1

Teaching Assistant

2

Retired Major Indian Army

1

Baker Breadmaker

1

Ret. Agr. Labourer

1

Baker/Grocer own account

1

Ret. Butcher

1

Blacksmith

2

Ret. Gardner

1

Blacksmith's Labourer

1

Ret. Miller

1

Bootmaker

1

Ret. Miller's Carman

1

Butcher own account

2

Ret. Watchmaker

1

Butcher (employer)

1

Sub-postmaster & Printer

1

Butcher's Assistant

1

Surveyor's Pupil

1

Carpenter

1

Thatcher

1

Clergyman

1

Waterman plying for hire

2

Chief Boatman Coastguard

1

Wheelwright own account

1

Commissioned Boatman

1

Wheelwright

1

Coastguard

2

Wood Sawyer

1

Coachman

1

Total

129

County Council Roadman

1

Women in occupation

6

There were 122 children under the age of 15

of whom 44 were aged 1 - 5

and 78 were of school age (5 -14).

 

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