Available Themes

Population

Population

Densities and rates of growth. Age structure: concentrations of young people, and of the old.
Industry

Industry

How people made their living: identifying farming communities, pit villages, mill towns and so on.
Social Structure

Social Structure

Social class and socio-economic groups. Concentrations of professionals, and of unskilled labourers.
Housing

Housing

Numbers of houses. Overcrowding: persons per room. Amenities: central heating, baths and WCs.

Preferred Name:
BEAMINSTER
Unit Type:
Ancient District
Status:
Hundred
Date created:
 
Date abolished:
By 1801
Unit ID:
10073467
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 591.

Notes:

The 1801 and 1831 censuses list a single hundred, 'Beaminster and Redhone'. However, Youngs' listing of two separate hundeds, 'Beaminster' and 'Beaminster Forum and Redhone', is supported by other sources including the 14th century Poll Tax (see C. Fenwick, The Poll Taxes of 1377, 1379 and 1381, vol. 1 (OUP, 1998)). This unit is one of the two separate pre-census Hundreds.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
BEAMINSTER Preferred English     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 591.
BEYMUNSTRE Alternate English     Robin Glasscock, The Lay Subsidy of 1334 (London: British Academy, 1975)

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
DORSET Ancient County     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 591.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
By 1801 was abolished to create BEAMINSTER AND REDHONE Hundred   1801 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BEAMINSTER CP/Ch Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 106.
CHARDSTOCK AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 109.
CHEDINGTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 109.
CORSCOMBE AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 110.
NETHERBURY CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 115.
STOKE ABBOTT CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 119.
WAMBROOK AP/CP/Ch Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 121.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Beaminster Hundred through time | Census tables with data for the Ancient District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10073467

Date accessed: 27th May 2019