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This pioneering e-book, exhaustive within the scope of its automated research, explores many points of the geography of faith in England and Wales. It describes the geographical styles of the most important English and Welsh spiritual denominations, ahead of relocating directly to discover concerns equivalent to nearby continuities in faith, the expansion of non secular pluralism, Sunday faculties, baby exertions, non secular seating prerogatives, the consequences of landownership, urbanization and local "secularization." It bears particularly at the disciplines of historical past, historic and cultural geography, non secular sociology, and spiritual reports.

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Mann wrote of the Scottish published returns that ‘the particulars respecting these returns are not presented in minuter subdivisions of the country than Counties. This course was rendered necessary by a pledge, which was deemed essential to the success of the inquiry, that no individual return should be made public. , p. xii. Hume, in one of the earliest commentaries on the census wrote: ‘In 1851, a “Census of Religious Worship” was compiled for each of the two sections of Great Britain. That for Scotland was published separately, and at a comparatively early period after the receipt of the detailed information.

The Census and Social Structure: an Interpretative Guide to Nineteenth-Century Censuses for England and Wales (1978); C. D. Field, ‘The 1851 Religious Census: a select bibliography’, Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, 41 (1978); R. W. ), Lincolnshire Returns of the Census of Religious Worship, 1851, Lincolnshire Record Society, 72 (1979); B. I. Coleman, The Church of England in the Mid Nineteenth Century: a Social Geography (1980); I. G. ), The Religious Census of 1851: a Calendar of the Returns Relating to Wales, vol.

22–30. In 1816 for example, Herbert Marsh was appointed to Llandaff, it would appear largely as a result of his services as an economic advisor during the Napoleonic Wars. W. Gibson, ‘The Tories and church patronage: 1812–30’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 41 (1990), 266–7. See for example T. J. Nossiter, ‘Aspects of electoral behaviour in English constituencies, 1832–1868’, in E. Allardt and S. ), Mass Politics: Studies in Political Sociology (New York, 1970), p. 180, on the political implications of dissenting or Anglican affiliation; or see his ‘Voting behaviour, 1832–1872’, Political Studies, 18 (1970), 385; P.

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