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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
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Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
19th Century History
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Graph to show the Population & Houses in Pocklington in the 19th Century

The above graph shows how the population of Pocklington increased in the 19th Century, during which time the Pocklington Canal was built and later the Railway station which came to Pocklington in 1847.

Population of Pocklington
In the first national census taken in 1801 the population of the township of Pocklington is listed as 1502. Before that the only estimates available are 710 in around 1670, based on the Hearth Tax ,and 943 in about 1743, which comes from Archbishop Herring's visitation returns and is a precise figure given in the return for Pocklington.

After 1861 the population declined, falling to 2,554 in 1901. It increased slightly during the next 30 years to 2,640 in 1931 and was estimated at 3000 in 1945. In 1961 it was 3,452, in 1971 it was 4,176 and in 2001 had increased to 7,632.

Information provided by Roger Bellingham.