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Preferred Name:
LEICESTER
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Municipal Borough (until 1888)
County Borough (1888 - 1974)
Date created:
1835
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10042744
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 692.

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 LEICESTER Borough Ancient District F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 692.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
LEICESTERSHIRE Administrative County 1835 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 692.

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 BARROW UPON SOAR RD Gilroes CP & parts of Anstey, Beaumont Leys, Birstall, and Leicester Frith CPs Area: 2629 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. 81175. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1935; 1.4.1936 M. of H. Order No. 84292. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1936
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of BILLESDON RD Humberstone CP & parts of Evington & Thurnby CPs Area: 2405 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. 81175. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1935; 1.4.1936 M. of H. Order No. 84292. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1936
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of BLABY RD Braunstone Frith CP & parts of Braunstone, Kirby Muxloe, Lubbesthorpe and New Parks CPs Area: 2713 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. 81175. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1935; 1.4.1936 M. of H. Order No. 84292. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1936
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of OADBY UD Area: 1 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. 81175. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1935; 1.4.1936 M. of H. Order No. 84292. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1936
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by the abolition of THURMASTON UD Area: 609 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. 81175. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1935; 1.4.1936 M. of H. Order No. 84292. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1936
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of WIGSTON UD Area: 41 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. 81175. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1935; 1.4.1936 M. of H. Order No. 84292. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1936
01 Apr 1936 was reduced to enlarge OADBY UD Area: 3 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. 84292. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1936
01 Apr 1939 was enlarged by gaining part of WIGSTON UD Area: 14 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. 98241. The County of Leicester and The City and C.B. of Leicester (Alteration of boundaries) Order, 1938
01 Apr 1939 was reduced to enlarge WIGSTON UD Area: 4 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. 98241. The County of Leicester and The City and C.B. of Leicester (Alteration of boundaries) Order, 1938
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge BARROW UPON SOAR RD Area: 48 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'.; The Leicester Order, 1966
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of BARROW UPON SOAR RD parts of Anstey, Birstall, Thurcaston, Thurmaston CPs Area: 141 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'.; The Leicester Order, 1966
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of BILLESDON RD parts of Scraptoft, Stoughton, Thurnby CPs Area: 184 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'.; The Leicester Order, 1966
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of BLABY RD parts of Braunstone, Glenfields, Glen Parva, Kirby Muxloe CPs Area: 149 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'.; The Leicester Order, 1966
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge BLABY RD Area: 5 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'.; The Leicester Order, 1966
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of OADBY UD Area: 34 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'.; The Leicester Order, 1966
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge OADBY UD Area: 1 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'.; The Leicester Order, 1966
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge WIGSTON UD Area: 1 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'.; The Leicester Order, 1966
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of WIGSTON UD Area: 9 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'.; The Leicester Order, 1966
01 Apr 1969 was reduced to enlarge WIGSTON UD Area: 1 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'.; The Leicester (Boundaries) Order, 1969
01 Apr 1969 was enlarged by gaining part of WIGSTON UD Area: 1 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'.; The Leicester (Boundaries) Order, 1969

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
AYLESTONE AP/Tn/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 220.
BELGRAVE CP/Tn/AP Parish-level Unit 1892 1896 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 221.
KNIGHTON Ch/CP Parish-level Unit 1892 1896 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 229.
LEICESTER CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 230.
LEICESTER ABBEY CP/ExP Parish-level Unit 1892 1896 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 230.
LEICESTER ALL SAINTS AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 230.
LEICESTER AUGUSTINE FRIARS ExP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 230.
LEICESTER BLACKFRIARS CP/ExP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 230.
LEICESTER NEW FOUND POOL CP/ExP Parish-level Unit 1892 1896 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 230.
LEICESTER ST LEONARD CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 231.
LEICESTER ST MARGARET CP/AP/Tn Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 231.
LEICESTER ST MARTIN CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 231.
LEICESTER ST MARY CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 231.
LEICESTER ST NICHOLAS AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 231.
LEICESTER THE CASTLE VIEW CP/ExP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 230.
LEICESTER THE NEWARKE ParLib/CP Parish-level Unit 1835 1896 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 230.
NORTH EVINGTON CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 225.
WEST HUMBERSTONE CP Parish-level Unit 1892 1896 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 228.
How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10042744

Date accessed: 19th April 2014