Catalogue description Home Office: Ecclesiastical Census Returns

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Details of HO 129
Reference: HO 129
Title: Home Office: Ecclesiastical Census Returns

Ecclesiastical census returns of churches and chapels, endowments, sittings, estimated attendances on 30 March 1851 and average numbers during the preceding twelve months. In a few cases the papers include returns of the educational census, 1851.

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Date: 1851
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See also the Records of the General Register Office, Government Social Survey Department, and Office of Population Censuses and Surveys:


Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 623 bundle(s)
Access conditions: Available in digital format and microform only
Publication note:

To discover in which district a place not mentioned by name in this list occurs, consult the printed index to the Population Returns, 1851, in which the number of the registration district, given in the fifth column, is also the number of the bundle e.g. the reference for Abbas Combe is HO 129/320

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