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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:
DOWNHAM
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Rural District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10041971
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
DOWNHAM Preferred English     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
E250775 CASWEB identifiers for 1971 Local Govt Districts English    

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
NORFOLK Administrative County     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge MARSHLAND RD parts of Welney, West Welney, and Wiggenhall St. Mary the Virgin CP Area: 734 acres. Population in 1931: 47.   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. 78830. The County of Norfolk Review Order, 1935; 1.4.1934 M. of H. Provisional Orders Confirmation (Ely, Holland and Norfolk) Act, 1933
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of MARSHLAND RD part of Upwell CP Area: 367 acres. Population in 1931: 23.   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. 78830. The County of Norfolk Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge SWAFFHAM RD parts of Barton Bendish, and Marham CPs Area: 502 acres. Population in 1931: 0.   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. 78830. The County of Norfolk Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by the abolition of THETFORD RD Feltwell, Hockwold cum Wilton, Methwold, and Northwold CPs Area: 39608 acres. Population in 1931: 4483.   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. 78830. The County of Norfolk Review Order, 1935
21 May 1957 was reduced to enlarge SWAFFHAM RD part of Northwold CP Area: 1 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; M. of H. and Local Government Declaration under Section 145 of the LGA, 1933 (Alteration of watercourses)

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BARTON BENDISH CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
BEXWELL AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1935 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
BOUGHTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
CRIMPLESHAM AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
DENVER AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
DOWNHAM WEST CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
FELTWELL AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
FINCHAM CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
FORDHAM CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
HILGAY AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
MARHAM CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
METHWOLD AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
NORDELPH CP Parish-level Unit 1930 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
NORTHWOLD AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
RUNCTON HOLME CP/Hmlt/Ch Parish-level Unit   1935 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
RUNCTON HOLME AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
RYSTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
RYSTON WITH ROXHAM AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1935 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
SHOULDHAM AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
SHOULDHAM THORPE AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
SOUTHERY CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
STOKE FERRY AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
STOW BARDOLPH CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
STRADSETT CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
TOTTENHILL CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WALLINGTON WITH THORPLAND CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1894 1935 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WATLINGTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WELNEY CP Parish-level Unit 1889   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 54.
WEREHAM CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WEST DEREHAM AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WEST WELNEY CP Parish-level Unit 1895 1935 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WIGGENHALL ST GERMAN CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1894 1935 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WIGGENHALL ST GERMANS CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WIGGENHALL ST MARY MAGDALEN AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WIGGENHALL ST MARY THE VIRGIN AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WIGGENHALL ST PETER AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1935 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WIMBOTSHAM AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WORMEGAY AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
WRETTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 658.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Downham 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/10041971

Date accessed: 20th November 2018