Registration: 1851 Census

The Population Census of 1851 was unique as it included separate counts concerning Education and Religious Worship.  On Census Sunday, 30 March 1851, Mothering Sunday, a representative of every place of worship was required to complete a form with full details of the building in which services were held, its date of erection, the number of ‘sittings’ and the number who attended.

We are working through the returns county by county and over time plan to add the returns for all 2,871 Primitive Methodist places of worship to this site.

To find out more about the context of the Census and further reading, read the More about the Census of Religious Worship page.