Study Number 1872: Labour and Machinery on Large Arable Farms, 1978-1980: Variables: Size of farm and enterprises; details of farm labour force (workers, wages, overtime, manual work by farmer, etc.); inventory of farm machinery; rates of work for farming operations; schedule and timing of normal sequence of operations carried out on each major crop.
Study Number 3678, and 3706-3709: Great Britain Historical Database, Labour Markets Database: The Great Britain Historical Database is a large database of British nineteenth and twentieth-century statistics. Where practical the referencing of spatial units has been integrated, data for different dates have been assembled into single tables. The Great Britain Historical Database currently contains:
- Statistics from the 1861 Census and the Registrar General's reports, 1851-1861
- Employment statistics from the census, 1841-1931
- Demographic statistics from the census, 1841-1931
- Mortality statistics from the Registrar General's reports, 1861-1920
- Marriage statistics from the Registrar General's reports, 1841-1870
- Trade union statistics for the Amalgamated Society of Engineers (ASE), 1851-1918
- Trade union statistics for the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners (ASCJ), 1863-1912
- Official poor law statistics, 1859-1915 and 1919-1939
- Wage statistics, 1845-1906
- Hours of work statistics, 1900-1913
- Small debt statistics from county courts, 1847-1913 and 1938
Included in the Historical Geography Datasets may be found the following:
- Study Number 3678: Geographical Units and Change, 1888 to 1973.
- Study Number 3706: Census Statistics, Employment, 1841 to 1931.
- Study Number 3707: Census Statistics, Demography, 1841 to 1931.
- Study Number 3708: Vital Statistics, Mortality Statistics, 1851 to 1920.
- Study Number 3709: Vital Statistics, Marriage Statistics, 1841 to 1870.
Study Number 3820: Enclosure, Rating, Drainage and Sanitary Maps of England and Wales in Public Archives, 1598-1936: The dataset covers all the enclosure, parochial assessment, drainage and sanitary maps of England and Wales which were available for public consultation at the time of data collection (1993-1997). For all maps, the date of the map, its scale, its centroid on the National Grid, its dimensions, its maker (where known) and all details as to the types of information (boundaries, communications, settlement, land use, water features, public boundaries, cadastral information) contained on each map are recorded. It is possible to analyse the data by late nineteenth century county, by date and by type of map.
Study Number 4086: Peasant Land Market in Southern England, 1260-1350: The data consist of a complete transcription/translation of all entry and marriage fines recorded in the 73 pipe rolls of the bishopric of Winchester between 1262/3 and 1348/9. These annual account rolls for the estate of the bishopric of Winchester include details of entry and marriage fines paid by manorial tenants for some 60 manors spread over Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey. The tenants were required to pay an entry fine every time a change in land tenancy occurred, and they were required to pay a marriage fine every time an unfree female tenant wished to marry.
In each case a record was made showing the name(s) of the incoming tenant(s); the name(s) of the previous tenant(s); the relationship(s) (if any) between the various parties involved in the transaction; the amount and type of land being transferred; the location of that land; the amount paid to the bishop as entry fine; any noteworthy circumstances surrounding the transfer; and any conditions under which the transfer was said to have taken place, including stipulations made by the bishop. Other information relating to the tenants, including the payment of court fines (recorded in detail only for the years 1282-1303), the payment of heriots, fines of manumission, permission to migrate and commutation of labour services, were sampled. The published pipe roll of 1301/2 was employed to provide illustrative and contextual material. Some sources of secondary importance (most notably a collection of thirteenth-century custumals, which survive for about 35 of the bishopric's manors) were used to augment the information found in the pipe rolls.
The manors covered by the pipe rolls are: Alresford Borough; Adderbury; Alresford; Ashmansworth; Alverstoke; Beauworth; Bishops Fonthill; Burghclere; Brighstone; Bishops Hull; Bishopstoke; Billingbear; Bishopstone; Brockhampton; Brightwell; Bishops Sutton; Bitterne; Bishops Waltham; Bentley; Cams; Calbourne; Cheriton; Corfe; Crawley; Culham; Cove; Downton Borough; Downton; Droxford; East Meon Church; Ecchinswell; East Knoyle; East Meon; Esher; Fareham; Farnham; Fulford; Francheville; Gosport; Hambledon; Hindon Borough; Highclere; Holway; Havant; Harwell; Ivinghoe; Kingston St Mary; Kingston St Mary and Nailsbourn; Legh Militis; Merdon; Mill Lane; Morton; Marwell; Nailsbourne; Newtown; North Waltham; Overton Borough; Otterford; Overton; Poundisford; Ringwood; Rimpton; Sandleford; Southwark; Staplegrove; Southwell; Taunton; Taunton Borough; Trull and Bishops Hull; Trull; Twyford; Upton; Warfield; Witney Borough; Woodhay; Wargrave; Wield; Waltham St Lawrence; Witney; Wolvesey; West Wycombe.
Study Number 4096 to 4099: Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics: The main tables are:
- Occupations, 1801-1971
- Occupations by sex, by county, 1801-1971
- Employment. Estimated number of insured employees (employed and unemployed), by sex and industry, 1939-1974
- Number and percentage of unemployed, by sex, 1923-1975
- Unemployment: vacancies unfilled, by sex, 1949-1974
- Unemployment by age groups, duration and sex, 1935-1940, 1946-1976
- Number of persons placed in employment by employment exchanges and youth employment services, 1948-1974
- Number of Trades Councils and number of Trade Union members represented, 1894-1924
- Total number of workpeople affected by, and days lost through, industrial disputes, 1891-1913
- Industrial disputes by industry, 1897-1974
Included in the Historical Geographical Datasets are the following:
- Study Number 4096: Agriculture, 1811 to 1975.
- Study Number 4097: Coal, 1780 to 1975.
- Study Number 4098: Iron and Steel, 1740 to 1974.
- Study Number 4099: Lead, Copper, Slate and Other Minerals, 1804 to 1974.
Study Number 4132: Thame, Oxfordshire in the Seventeenth Century: The Thame History Group has transcribed and made available a range of documents for seventeenth century Thame including wills, inventories, parish registers, hearth tax records, rentals, Civil War assessments, school accounts, lay subsidy returns, frankpledge court rolls, poor rate books, quarter session records and monumental inscriptions in the parish church.
The database consists of a series of tables corresponding to the different sources used, a table holding surnames with information on spelling variations and family groupings, a table holding surnames, occupations and occupation codes, one holding status and status codes, and a table holding bibliographic information about the sources used.
Study Number 4154: Large-scale commercial farming in South East England. 1941, 1978, 1981, 1998-99: The dataset comprises a series of files relating to large-scale farms in the South East of England, which are defined by reference to their total area as either 182 hectares or more in 1941 and/or 300 hectares or more in 1978. One data file comprises a transcription of mainly quantitative elements of the National Farm Survey records of 1941-1943, and includes information relating to farm area, crop and livestock production, labour and machinery usage and an assessment of the physical and managerial condition of the farm. The data file for the 1978 and 1981 surveys cover a similar range of information relating to farm area, crop and livestock production, and labour and machinery usage, though the 1981 survey is more limited. The data file for the most recent survey, carried out between November 1998 and April 1999, also includes a similar range of agricultural variables together with information about farmer involvement with a range of non-agricultural activities and other contemporary issues affecting agriculture. These cover government conservation schemes, diversification, contracting, succession and use of information technology. The 1998-1999 survey includes both factual and attitudinal responses.
Study Number 4171: Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516 - Derbyshire, Rutland, Somerset, Worcestershire and Yorkshire: The Gazetteer contains more information than even the most comprehensive county studies for England; there is no comparable study for Wales. For England, it contains information for some 2,131 places with a market and/or a fair, and 2,045 markets and 2,489 fairs, whereas for Wales there are 138 places that had a market and/or a fair, with a total of 78 markets and 132 fairs. It aims to provide as much information as possible regarding the establishment and operation of markets and fairs from c.700 onwards. The material becomes increasingly detailed from the eleventh century onwards, with the most detail for the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. At this stage data is only available for the five counties, Derbyshire, Rutland, Somerset, Worcestershire and Yorkshire, which have been fully checked and edited. Data for the remaining thirty-four counties will be made available when editing is completed.
Study Number 4245: Metropolitan Market Networks, c.1300-1600; London, its Region and the Economy of England: Three principle types of information are contained in the data collection: i) data on debt and credit linkages; ii) details of commercial organisation; and iii) wheat price series.
Study Number 4348: Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata: The digitised maps cover the whole of England and Wales, and are organised by Ordnance Survey Sheet number. The maps contain a scanned bitmap image of the Ordnance Survey one inch to one mile (1:63,360) New Popular Edition maps (1945-8) with National Grid. They contain the boundaries of some 18,233 places, and are arranged as three electronic 'layers'. The first is a scan of the Ordnance Survey maps stored as grey tone sheet images. This enables Ordnance Survey physical, cultural and place-name content to be readily visible in the background for orientation and general location purposes, while not obscuring the added boundary and reference number material. The second layer consists of the boundaries, stored as solid red lines; and the third layer contains the reference numbers that link places on the map to the gazetteer/metadata dataset that accompanies the maps.
Study Number 4828: GIS of the Ancient Parishes of England and Wales, 1500-1850: this study contains a single digital map of the boundaries to provide a single, continuous coverage of polygons, each of which contain the information provided by Kain and Oliver in their accompanying book. This information includes the parish name, Ancient County, and a reference number that coincides with entries for that parish in the 1851 census report.
Study Number 4969: Markets and Fairs in Thirteenth-Century England Data Collection, 900-1516: The dataset contains information on all known markets and fairs and on the places in which they were held in the 39 pre-1974 counties of England and Wales from c.900-1516. This data includes placename, county, ordnance survey grid reference, borough status, whether the place was a mint, valuation in 1334, whether the place was a market town in c.1600, whether market or fair was prescriptive or granted, market day, feast name and date of fair, first recorded date/year charter was granted, season of fair, year by which market or fair was definitely established, year market/fair ceased to exist if before 1516, and whether the place had a fair in c.1600).