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Here we are presenting statistics for a historical unit, which may have changed its boundaries significantly during the period covered.

Preferred Name:
SHIFNAL
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Rural District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10002783
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 739.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
SHIFNAL Preferred English     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 739.
E310898 CASWEB identifiers for 1971 Local Govt Districts English    

Unit associations

This unit was associated with the following other units:

Nature of association Other unit involved Type of unit Authority
had administrative responsibility for CIVIL PARISHES OF BLYMHILL AND WESTON UNDER LIZARD RD Local Government District 1911 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Registration Counties, Districts and Sub-districts with their constituent civil parishes. - Urban or Rural District in which each parish is situated; Area; families or separate occupiers, and population, 1901 and 1911; and population enumerated in Institutions, large establishments, and on vessels, &c., 1911'.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
SHROPSHIRE Administrative County 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 739.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1934 was reduced to enlarge DAWLEY UD part of Stirchley CP Area: 272 acres. Population in 1931: 86.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; M. of H. Order No. 77933. The Salop Review Order, 1934
01 Apr 1934 was reduced to enlarge OAKENGATES UD part of Shifnal CP Area: 81 acres. Population in 1931: 38.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; M. of H. Order No. 77933. The Salop Review Order, 1934
01 Apr 1965 was reduced to enlarge CANNOCK RD part of Sheriffhales CP Area: 112 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The West Midland Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was abolished to enlarge DAWLEY UD Stirchley CP and parts of Kemberton, Shifnal, Sutton Maddock CPs Area: 836 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The Salop Order, 1966
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge OAKENGATES UD part of Shifnal CP Area: 6 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The Salop Order, 1966
01 Apr 1967 was reduced to enlarge BRIDGNORTH RD Stockton, Sutton Maddock CPs Area: 2317 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The Salop (No. 2) Order, 1966

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ALBRIGHTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 379.
BADGER AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 380.
BECKBURY AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 380.
BONINGALE CP/Ch Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 381.
BOSCOBEL CP/ExP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 381.
DONINGTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 384.
KEMBERTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 387.
RYTON CP Parish-level Unit     1911 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Registration Counties, Districts and Sub-districts with their constituent civil parishes. - Urban or Rural District in which each parish is situated; Area; families or separate occupiers, and population, 1901 and 1911; and population enumerated in Institutions, large establishments, and on vessels, &c., 1911'.
SHERIFF HALES AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 422.
SHIFNAL AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 393.
STIRCHLEY CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1895 1966 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 395.
STOCKTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 395.
SUTTON MADDOCK CP/AP Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 395.
TONG AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 396.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Shifnal RD through time | Census tables with data for the Local Government District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10002783

Date accessed: 16th November 2018