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Preferred Name:
WATFORD
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Rural District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10025710
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 627.

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
HERTFORDSHIRE Administrative County 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 627.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1913 was reduced to create CHORLEYWOOD UD Chorleywood CP Area: 1989 acres.   1921 Census of England and Wales, Table 6, 'Intercensal Changes in Boundaries, 1911-21'.; The County of Hertford (Chorleywood UD) Confirmation Order, 1912 (No. 58323)
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge BARNET RD part of Aldenham CP Area: 692 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. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge BUSHEY UD part of Aldenham CP Area: 785 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. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge HEMEL HEMPSTEAD MB part of Abbots Langley CP Area: 409 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. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of HEMEL HEMPSTEAD RD part of Kings Langley CP Area: 25 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. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge HEMEL HEMPSTEAD RD part of Abbots Langley CP Area: 10 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. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of RICKMANSWORTH UD Area: 17 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. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge RICKMANSWORTH UD parts of the CPs of Rickmansworth Rural and Watford Rural Area: 2929 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. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of ST ALBANS RD part of St. Stephen CP Area: 1170 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. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge WATFORD MB/UD parts of the CPs of Abbots Langley and Watford Rural Area: 2045 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. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Oct 1938 was reduced to enlarge CHORLEYWOOD UD part of Sarratt CP Area: 66 acres.   1951 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 30th June, 1934, and 8th April, 1951)', for 'Administrative Areas (excluding Wards)'.; M. of H. Order No. 98795. The County of Hertford (Chorleywood U.D. Extension) Confirmation Order, 1938
01 Apr 1968 was reduced to enlarge ELSTREE RD part of Aldenham CP Area: 164 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'.; M. of H. and Local Government Order No. 34368. The County of Hertford (Elstree and Watford R.Ds.) Confirmation Order, 1968

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ABBOTS LANGLEY CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 239.
ALDENHAM AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 232.
BUSHEY CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1906 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 235.
CHORLEYWOOD CP Parish-level Unit 1898 1913 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 235.
RICKMANSWORTH AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 241.
RICKMANSWORTH RURAL CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 241.
SARRATT AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 242.
WATFORD RURAL CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 244.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Watford 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/10025710

Date accessed: 23rd July 2014