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The great Fete in Beckett Park in 1870 from the Illustrated London News

Shrivenham Census for 1881

By 1881 the halcyon days of the mid 19th century were coming to an end. The wealthy Victorian period was in decline as world trade began to erode the lucrative income from Manorial Estates. The nobility were finding it harder to keep their estates solvent as cheap imports of coal, grain and meat started to arrive from overseas producers.

For speed of reference we have included an alphabetical list of those people who appear on this census. For more detail please go to the individual page transcriptions. We have also included the original pages in PDF format.

By comparing this census with other sources we have available to us, we have been able to pinpoint some of the properties, or where they formerly stood, and we have included this information on the transcriptions. If you have any information that might enable us to locate more then please contact us on  

For the Alphabetical List please go HERE Please note that this is a basic list. For more information, please go to the individual pages either transcription or original.

For individual page transcriptions in the order the Commissioner walked please go HERE
To see copies of the original pages in Walk Order please go HERE


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