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Crowd-sourced digital historic parish boundary project

We are creating a crowd-sourced Geographical Information System (GIS) historic boundary dataset and gazetteer for non-commercial use. Find out how to get involved in creating the data.

Occupational structure datasets

Various datasets generated by the Occupations project are available. These include occupational structure and population size, and spatial GIS datasets of administrative unit boundaries and transport infrastructure.

Aggregative demographic extractions from 404 English parishes

Monthly and annual counts of baptisms, burials and marriages taken from Anglican parish registers. This dataset formed the empirical base of Wrigley and Schofield's The Population of History of England 1541-1871 (Cambridge, 1981) and is described therein.

Parish locations and coverage dates

This dataset is available on request. To obtain a copy, e-mail stating your name, institutional affiliation, research area and intended use of the dataset. Release of the dataset is conditional on your agreement to state its provenance in any publication making use of it and to provide the Cambridge Group with bibliographical references for any such publications.

Family reconstitutions of 26 English parishes

Reconstructions of all Anglican families (meaning parents and children) who were resident in a sample of English parishes and whose baptism, marriage and/or burial records can be traced there. This dataset formed the empirical base for Wrigley, Davies, Oeppen and Schofield's English Population History from Family Reconstitution (Cambridge, 1997) and is described therein.

Parish locations and coverage dates

This dataset is now available from the UK Data Archive

Early modern London

Various datasets from the Demography of Early Modern London research projects are available through SAS-Space. See:

Other datasets

The Cambridge Group holds many other demographic, economic and political datasets relating primarily to Britain between the medieval period and the early 20th century.