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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:
SOMERSET
Unit Type:
Administrative County
Date created:
1889
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10073900
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 668.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
SOMERSET Preferred English     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 668.
SOMERSETSHIRE Alternate English     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 668.

Unit associations

This unit was associated with the following other units:

Nature of association Other unit involved Type of unit Authority
was preceded by SOMERSET Ancient County F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 672.
was succeeded by SOMERSET Modern (post 1974) County Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
was preceded by SOMERSET Poor Law/Registration County F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 672.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ENGLAND Dep Country 1889 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 668.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1933 was reduced to enlarge GLOUCESTERSHIRE parts of Keynsham RD and Long Ashton RD Area: 2889 acres. Population in 1931: 5030.   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. 77130. The Somerset Review Order, 1933; 1.4.1935 M. of H. Provisional Order Confirmation (Gloucester and Warwick) Act, 1935
01 Apr 1937 was enlarged by gaining part of WILTSHIRE part of Warminster and Westbury RD Area: 218 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. Provisional Order Confirmation (Somerset and Wilts.) Act, 1937
01 Apr 1937 was enlarged by gaining part of WILTSHIRE part of Warminster and Westbury RD Area: 218 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. Provisional Order Confirmation (Somerset and Wilts.) Act, 1937
01 Apr 1951 was reduced to enlarge GLOUCESTERSHIRE parts of Bathavon, Long Ashton RDs Area: 2160 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)'.; The Somerset and Bristol (Alteration of boundaries) Order, 1951
01 Apr 1951 was enlarged by gaining part of GLOUCESTERSHIRE part of Bristol CB Area: 216 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)'.; The Somerset and Bristol (Alteration of boundaries) Order, 1951
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge DEVON parts of Dulverton, Taunton RDs Area: 6 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 Cornwall and Devon (Broadwoodwidger) Order, 1965; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of DEVON parts of Axminster, Honiton, South Molton, Tiverton RDs Area: 293 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 Bristol Order, 1966; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge DEVON parts of Dulverton, Taunton RDs Area: 6 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 Cornwall and Devon (Broadwoodwidger) Order, 1965; The Exeter Order, 1966; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of DEVON parts of Axminster, Honiton, South Molton, Tiverton RDs Area: 293 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 Bristol Order, 1966; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge DORSET parts of Chard, Wincanton RDs Area: 520 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 South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of DORSET parts of Beaminster, Shaftesbury RDs Area: 110 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 Bristol Order, 1966; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of DORSET parts of Beaminster, Shaftesbury RDs Area: 110 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 Bristol Order, 1966; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of GLOUCESTERSHIRE part of Bristol CB 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 Bristol Order, 1966; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of GLOUCESTERSHIRE part of Bristol CB 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 Bristol Order, 1966; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge GLOUCESTERSHIRE parts of Bathavon, Long Ashton RDs Area: 31 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 Bristol Order, 1966; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge GLOUCESTERSHIRE part of Bathavon RD Area: 7 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 Bristol Order, 1966; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of WILTSHIRE part of Mere and Tisbury RD Area: 69 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 Bristol Order, 1966; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of WILTSHIRE part of Mere and Tisbury RD Area: 69 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 Bristol Order, 1966; The South Western Counties Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge WILTSHIRE part of Frome RD Area: 16 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 South Western Counties Order, 1965

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
AXBRIDGE RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 672.
BATH RD Local Government District 1894 1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 673.
BATH CB/MB Local Government District 1835 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 673.
BATHAVON RD Local Government District 1933 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 673.
BRIDGWATER RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 673.
BRIDGWATER MB Local Government District 1835 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 670.
BURNHAM UD Local Government District 1894 1917 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 674.
BURNHAM ON SEA UD Local Government District 1917 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 674.
CHARD RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 674.
CHARD MB Local Government District 1835 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 670.
CLEVEDON UD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 674.
CLUTTON RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 674.
CREWKERNE UD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 674.
DULVERTON RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 674.
FROME UD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 674.
FROME RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 674.
GLASTONBURY MB Local Government District 1835 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 670.
HIGHBRIDGE UD Local Government District 1896 1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 674.
ILMINSTER UD Local Government District 1899 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
KEYNSHAM RD Local Government District 1894 1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
KEYNSHAM UD Local Government District 1938 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
LANGPORT RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
LONG ASHTON RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 672.
MIDSOMER NORTON UD Local Government District 1894 1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
MINEHEAD UD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
NORTON RADSTOCK UD Local Government District 1933 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
PORTISHEAD UD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
POYNTINGTON RD Local Government District 1894 1895 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 434.
RADSTOCK UD Local Government District 1894 1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
SHEPTON MALLET UD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
SHEPTON MALLET RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
STREET UD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 67.
TAUNTON RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
TAUNTON MB Local Government District 1885 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 671.
WATCHET UD Local Government District 1902 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
WELLINGTON UD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
WELLINGTON RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
WELLS MB Local Government District 1835 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
WELLS RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
WESTON SUPER MARE MB/UD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
WILLITON RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
WINCANTON RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
WIVELISCOMBE UD Local Government District 1894 1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
YEOVIL RD Local Government District 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 675.
YEOVIL MB Local Government District   1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 671.
BRISTOL USD Sanitary District     1891 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area and Population in Rural Sanitary Districts'.
KINGSWOOD USD Sanitary District     1891 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area and Population in Rural Sanitary Districts'.
BATH Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
BRIDGWATER Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
CHARD Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
CLEVEDON Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
FROME Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
HIGHBRIDGE Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
KEYNSHAM Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
MIDSOMER NORTON Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
MINEHEAD Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
STREET Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
TAUNTON Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
WELLINGTON Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
WELLS Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
WESTON SUPER MARE Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
YEOVIL Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Somerset AdmC through time | Census tables with data for the Administrative County, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10073900

Date accessed: 24th October 2017