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What we have changed in the content

Tidying house before the move

We have just added a few more places and units, and a lot more names and relationships to A Vision of Britain through Time: The 77 new “places” include all remaining “Ancient Districts” — Hundreds, Wapentakes, ancient Boroughs etc — … Continue reading

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Detailed occupational statistics for individual parishes in 1881 now on-line

We have just made a very large addition to the statistical content in A Vision of Britain through Time: detailed occupational structure data for each Civil Parish in England and Wales in 1881. However they are a little hard to … Continue reading

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Working with our descriptive gazetteers

A couple of my recent posts have been about defining additional places. This work has partly been about finding geographical locations for administrative units which were previously defined by hierarchic position, meaning the county or district they were part of. … Continue reading

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Another 1,600 places added to A Vision of Britain through Time

This is a particularly big extension, just in time for Christmas. Pretty much all villages of any size are now covered, whether or not any administrative units were named after them. Adding places Adding “places” is not about extending our … Continue reading

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Error in listing of statistical “rates” fixed

The last time we extended the site’s statistical content, we introduced an error which meant that when you clicked on one of the listed “rates” for a particular theme, you were usually taken to a different rate, at random. This … Continue reading

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New ‘Old Maps Online’ project funded by Joint Information Systems Committee

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) have awarded the University of Portsmouth, and the GB Historical GIS project team, a new grant of £139,900 as part of their JISC Content Programme for 2011-13. The new project is called Old Maps … Continue reading

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Hundreds more places added

Another 650 or so “places” have just been added to A Vision of Britain. The majority are based on ecclesiastical parishes, and with the exception of the City of London parishes the only “unplaced” ecclesiastical parishes left are in Cheshire, … Continue reading

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