Langford, Nottinghamshire - Industry

Industry

In 1800 Langford had a population of 124, with 116 employed in agricultural work which is likely to have been farming due to the landscape of the area.

In 1831 there were only 3 occupational categories in use in Langford, all related to agricultural work which is common in a civil parish at this date. These occupations were farmers employing labourers, farmers not employing labourers and agricultural labourers. Over half were agricultural labourers, just over a quarter farmers employing labourers and only 4 farmers not employing labourers.

By 1881 the range of occupational categories became more varied. ‘Agriculture’ was still recorded as the most common occupation in Langford with 43 males and 1 female working in this category. The second most prevalent occupation was ‘Domestic service or offices’ which was subject to mainly female workers (13) and only two men in this category.

Other occupations of Langford in 1881 included working as ‘General/Local Government’, ‘Professionals’, ‘Transport and Comm’, ‘Animals’, ‘Wrks in Dress’ and ‘Wrks in Var. Mineral Substances’. These were less popular occupations at the time and only had 13 people working between these categories. The more laboured occupations only had males working in them, e.g. ‘Wrks in Var. Mineral Substances’, whereas the females mainly worked in less physical environments such as ‘General/Local Government’ work. It was also recorded that there were 13 ‘persons without specified occupations’ and 16 with ‘unknown occupations’. All 13 in these categories came under female.

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