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Preferred Name:
PONTEFRACT
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Rural District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1938
Unit ID:
10074319
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 792.

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
WEST RIDING Administrative County 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 792.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1937 was reduced to enlarge TADCASTER RD part of Monk Fryston CP Area: 219 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. 87427. The County of York West Riding Review Order, 1937; 1.4.1938 M. of H. Order No. 93469. The County of York, West Riding Review Order, 1938; 1.4.1939 M. of H. Order No. 100248. The County of York, West Riding Review Order, 1939
01 Apr 1938 was abolished to enlarge CASTLEFORD MB/UD Glass Houghton CP & part of Ferry Fryston CP Area: 2674 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. 93469. The County of York, West Riding Review Order, 1938; 1.4.1938 M. of H. Order No. 93469. The County of York, West Riding Review Order, 1938
01 Apr 1938 was reduced to enlarge KNOTTINGLEY UD part of Ferry Fryston CP Area: 1230 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. 93469. The County of York, West Riding Review Order, 1938
01 Apr 1938 was abolished to create OSGOLDSCROSS RD the whole except the CPs of Carleton & Glass Houghton & parts of the CPs of Ferry Fryston & Monk Fryston Area: 33939 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. 93469. The County of York, West Riding Review Order, 1938
01 Apr 1938 was abolished to enlarge PONTEFRACT MB Carleton CP, & part of Ferry Fryston CP Area: 908 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. 93469. The County of York, West Riding Review Order, 1938

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BALNE Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 509.
BEAL OR BEAGHALL CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 512.
BIRKIN CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 515.
BROTHERTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 522.
BURTON SALMON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 524.
BYRAM CUM SUTTON CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 524.
CARLETON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1894 1937 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 525.
CRIDING STUBBS CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 532.
DARRINGTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 534.
EAST HARDWICK CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 553.
EGGBOROUGH CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 539.
FAIRBURN Ch/CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 542.
FERRY FRYSTON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1894 1937 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 546.
GLASS HOUGHTON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 548.
HECK Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 556.
HENSALL CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 557.
HILLAM CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 559.
KELLINGTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 566.
MONK FRYSTON CP/Ch Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 546.
STAPLETON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 612.
WHITLEY Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 626.
WOMERSLEY AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1938 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 628.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Pontefract 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/10074319

Date accessed: 30th October 2014