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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:
LEIGH
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Rural District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10042719
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 688.

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
LANCASHIRE Administrative County 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 688.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1933 was abolished to enlarge WARRINGTON RD part of Culcheth CP Area: 3005 acres. Population in 1931: 401.   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'.; The Warrington Extension Act, 1932; M. of H. Provisional Order Confirmation (Chester and Lancaster) Act, 1933; 1.10.1933. M. of H. Order No. 77457. The Lancashire (Southern Areas) Review Order, 1933
01 Oct 1933 was abolished to enlarge GOLBORNE UD the CPs of Kenyon and Lowton, and part of Culcheth CP Area: 5884 acres. Population in 1931: 6439.   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. 77457. The Lancashire (Southern Areas) Review Order, 1933
01 Oct 1933 was abolished to create TYLDESLEY UD Astley CP Area: 2685 acres. Population in 1931: 4584.   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. 77457. The Lancashire (Southern Areas) Review Order, 1933

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ASTLEY Ch/CP Parish-level Unit   1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 144.
CULCETH Tn/CP Parish-level Unit   1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 160.
KENYON Tn/CP Parish-level Unit   1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 176.
LOWTON Ch/CP Parish-level Unit   1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 183.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Leigh 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/10042719

Date accessed: 21st November 2018