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Re: Jorvick 10th c. POPULATION LONDON

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kpflude <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 18 Apr 2001 12:40:14 +0100

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From my reading I'd say:

London
100 AD 20-40,000
1000 - 10,000 - 15,000
1200 40,000
1300 100,000 (Derek Keene's work suggested this high figure)
1400 60,000
1500 - 100,000
1600 200,000
1700 500,000
1800 1m
1900 4m

in 100 - 1000AD is the problem?

wild guess
200 15,000
300 7000
400 2000
500 500
600 500
700 1500
800 3000
900 5000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bea Hopkinson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2001 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: Jorvick 10th c. POPULATION LONDON


> Mark,
>
>      Akroyd's London may well make sense, as least from the evidence at
> Droitwich of saltmaking which hinges on population growth and market
> demand. Their markets, moreover, were traditionally to the south in
> London.  There is also evidence of reduction in salt production during
> and after the Black Death.  There was also pressure in the early 16th
> century to increase production by utilizing iron pans and using coal
> fuel.  But this ancient monopoly was not easily turned around until 1725
> when unlimited quantities of brine were discovered and the salt industry
> expanded overnight!
>
>      Does this interface with your own research ?
>
> Bea
>
> On 4/12/01 3:08 PM Mark Simmons writes:
>
> >(I'm not sure of the population of London in the C10, but Ackroyds London
> >(my current bedtime reading) says it was about 40,000 in 1200, about
90,000
> >by 1349, dropping after the Black death b.f. rising to 85,000 by 1565,
and
> >again to 155,000 by 1605.Perhaps John Clark could help us out here for
10th
> >Century London as a comparison ?...)
> >
> >Mark Simmons
> >
> >PS From memory, Dave's comparison of York with Hartlepool is pretty good.
> >The modern Borough of Hartlepool's population is about 140,000, which is
> >comparable in both pop and size with modern York. The C10 century
settlement
> >at Hartlepool by contrast was confined to the headland, and would gave
had a
> >population of perhaps 500.
>
>
> Beatrice Hopkinson 73071,327@compuserve
>

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