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Social Structure

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Life & Death

Life & Death

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Work & Poverty

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Preferred Name:
MORPETH
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Municipal Borough
Date created:
1835
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10042598
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 720.

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

This unit was associated with the following other units:

Nature of association Other unit involved Type of unit Authority
was preceded by MORPETH Borough Ancient District F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 720.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
NORTHUMBERLAND Administrative County 1835 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 720.

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 MORPETH RD parts of the CPs of High & Low Highlaws, Morpeth Castle, Newminster, & Tranwell Area: 1889 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. 81246. The Northumberland Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1965 was enlarged by gaining part of MORPETH RD part of Hepscott CP Area: 2 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. 19566. The County of Northumberland (Borough of Morpeth) Confirmation Order, 1965

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
MORPETH Tn/CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 338.
MORPETH CASTLE CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1889 1894 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 338.
NEWMINSTER ABBEY CP/Tn Parish-level Unit   1894 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 340.
TRANWELL AND HIGH CHURCH CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1835 1894 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 347.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Morpeth 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/10042598

Date accessed: 20th April 2014