Census Returns

Numbers 1 to 10 Woodlands Place first appear in the 1861 census. By 1881, numbers 11 to 15 are also recorded.

Early census returns tell us how many people lived at each house but don’t show how large each house was. A lot of the houses were multi-occupancy, i.e. more than one household was living in a house.

The 1891 census shows how many rooms a family occupied if it was less than five.

The 1911 census gives a better idea of how large the houses were:
– Numbers 1 to 4 had 6 rooms
– Numbers 5, 8, 9 & 10 had 4 rooms
– Numbers 6, 7, 11 to 15 had 5 rooms
Most of the houses appear to have more than 1 household living there. For example, in 1861 number 5 had 3 families living there; 12 people in all.