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Preferred Name:
DURHAM
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Municipal Borough
Date created:
1835
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10003090
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 663.

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
COUNTY DURHAM Administrative County 1835 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 663.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of BRANDON AND BYSHOTTLES UD Area: 13 acres.   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. 81424. The County of Durham Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of DURHAM RD Neville's Cross CP and parts of Bearpark, Belmont, Framwellgate Moor, St. Oswald's and Shincliffe CPs Area: 2971 acres.   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. 81424. The County of Durham Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1955 was enlarged by gaining part of DURHAM RD part of Framwellgate Moor CP Area: 530 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; The Durham and Framwelgate (Extension) Order, 1955

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
CROSSGATE Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1835 1916 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 97.
DURHAM CP Parish-level Unit 1916   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 98.
DURHAM CASTLE AND PRECINCTS ExP/CP Parish-level Unit 1835 1916 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 98.
DURHAM COLLEGE ExP/CP Parish-level Unit 1835 1916 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 98.
DURHAM MAGDALEN PLACE ExP/CP Parish-level Unit 1835 1916 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 98.
DURHAM ST MARY LE BOW CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1835 1916 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 99.
DURHAM ST MARY THE LESS AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1835 1916 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 99.
DURHAM ST NICHOLAS AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1835 1916 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 99.
ELVET Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1835 1916 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 100.
FRAMWELLGATE Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1835 1916 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 101.
ST GILES AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1835 1916 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 113.
ST OSWALD CP/AP/Ch Parish-level Unit 1835 1866 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 113.
How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10003090

Date accessed: 17th April 2014